Executive Board

Arthur J. Hannus, Executive Board President – has been involved in law enforcement for 50 years. He has remained committed to the Chicago Police Department and its officers and families ever since his early days as a Chicago Police Cadet. After finishing his police career as a Chicago Police Detective, he entered the private business sector and personally built two businesses from scratch, each with over 500 employees. Through all of his years in the private sector, he has been a member and director of several civic and charitable boards. The primary one being the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation serving as its president since 2007.

Currently he is the primary shareholder and president of American Heritage Protective Services, Inc., a regional private security company.


Jason Winkler – is Vice President, Finance for Motorola Solutions America’s region.  Motorola Solutions is a global technology leader with $6 billion in revenues delivering mission critical communication solutions for government, public safety, and commercial enterprises.  He formerly served as Chief of Staff for Motorola’s Chairman and CEO and was Senior Director of investor relations for the company interfacing with institutional shareholders and Wall Street banks.  His prior experience includes finance leadership roles supporting global channel management, sales, mergers and acquisitions, and product operations.  He joined Motorola in 2001 leading financial and operational audit teams worldwide.  He began his career in consulting working for Hewitt Associates and then Oracle Corporation as Principal Consultant, where he designed and implemented financial accounting systems.  Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valparaiso University and an MBA with concentration in finance from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, both with honors distinction.  He is qualified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and achieved the Certified Internal Auditor designation.  He serves on the Valparaiso University College of Business Advisory Council and is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.


Hiram Grau – retired as the Director of the Illinois State Police in February 2015.  Prior to his appointment as Director of the Illinois State Police, Grau was the Deputy Chief of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office of Investigations Bureau, where he oversaw the Narcotics/Special and Municipal Investigations Division.  Grau served as the National Security Director for the Merchandise Mart Properties, Incorporated, where he was responsible for implementing security programs and establishing security offices for all of the Merchandise Mart properties across the country.  Before joining the Merchandise Mart, Hiram Grau spent 28 years with the Chicago Police Department before retiring in 2008 as the Deputy Superintendent of the Bureau of Investigations.  He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal/social justice from Lewis University and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Xavier University and is expected to receive a distinguished alumni honor in September.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the City of Chicago Executive Development Program.  Grau is affiliated with numerous civic and community organizations and has served as Past President of the St. Jude Police League; a former adjunct professor at Adler School of Psychology (Police Leadership Course); guest lecturer at the Vietnam Veterans Museum; and a former Leadership Course Instructor for the Chicago Police Department’s Executive Development Program.


James Sarallo – retired from Motorola in 2006 as Senior Vice President and General Mgr. in the communications business.  During his career, he was involved with a number of organizations serving public safety.  He served as board member for the International  Associations of Chiefs of Police Foundation and was made lifetime Honorary Chief by the IACP.  He also had a long association with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation, steering funding for the NLEOMF museum and serving as advisory member.

Jim has been involved with CPD Memorial Foundation since it’s inception, and led efforts for Motorola to be the founding sponsor for the memorial.  In 2006, he was awarded the Richard J. Daley Police Medal of Honor by Superintendent Philip Cline for his work with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department.


William S. Condon – is a highly accomplished Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 40 years of firm management and leadership experience.  He directs all aspects of Wipfli’s Tinley Park office operations and provides additional direction as a member of and/or Chairperson for various professional and community organizations.  Mr. Condon is often called upon by the legal community to serve as an expert witness on business, tax, and valuation issues in State and Federal Court.


Michael Terry Sweig – was born in New York City in 1946. He received his BS/MBA from New York University. Michael moved to Chicago in 1991 to start his facilty service business which he sold to a NY stock excahange company in 2002. Lakeside Building Maintenance had 6,400 full time employees, operating in 12 midwestern cities, when it was sold. The Michael Sweig Foundation supports law enforcement nationwide, various oncology centers nationwide and animal welfare. Michael serves as First Vice President of the Orange County (CA) Sheriffs Advisory Council, serves on the Board of the Douglas County Sheriffs Advisory Board (NV) as well as on the Executive committee of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. Michael also serves on the Board of PAWS, Pets Are Worth Saving, a Chicago based animal center that is the largest spey/neuter clinic in Chicago. Michael is the former President of the Illinois chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and former Vice Chairmen of PANCAN the Pancreatic Action Network. Michael is a major benefactor of many organizations including but not limited to the Mayo Clinic, Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Moores Cancer Center of the UCSD, PAWS, many law enforcement agencies, and those in need.  Michael resides in Lake Tahoe NV, Newport Beach CA and Chicago IL.


Fr. Dan Brandt – Fr. Brandt has been active in the Police Chaplains’ Ministry since 2004, assisting his predecessor, Fr. Tom Nangle. Dan was ordained a Priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago in May of 1999. A northwest side native, he has served as Associate Pastor of St. William Parish (in 025), then as Pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Bridgeport (in 009), before replacing Fr. Nangle upon his retirement in 2011. Now the full-time Director of the Chaplains’ Unit, Fr. Dan resides at a parish in Logan Square.


Rabbi Moshe Wolf – Among his other rabbinical duties, Moshe has been involved in ministry to Chicago Police Officers for almost three decades. He also provides the Chicago Fire Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, several suburban and federal agencies with chaplaincy services. He lives on the north side (in 024) with his beloved wife and family. Moshe enjoys sharing good humor and can always make himself available for a ride-along.


David L. Larson – Executive Vice President and Regional Market Head of Wintrust Financial Corporation. Mr. Larson joined Wintrust in April 2010 and serves as a Regional Market Head overseeing Wheaton Bank & Trust, Beverly Bank &Trust and Old Plank Trail Community Bank. He also oversees the Managed Asset Division.

Mr. Larson was the President and CEO of Wheatland Bank from December 2009 to April 2010 when it was acquired by Wintrust. From 1995 until 2009, Mr. Larson served in various executive positions at Chicago subsidiaries of FBOP Corporation, a $19 billion privately held bank holding company. Prior to his association with FBOP, Mr. Larson served in various commercial banking positions at American National Bank. Mr. Larson is a director of Wheaton Community Bank & Trust, Old Plank Trail Community Bank, Beverly Bank & Trust and Wintrust Information Technology Services.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BBA degree and received his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Larson serves as the Chair of Bridge Communities and on the board of Tuskegee Next.


Kevin Durkin – is a Partner at the Clifford Law Offices, P.C. in Chicago where he has practiced since 1988. From 1980 to 1988 he was an Assistant State’s Attorney to Cook County. He received his undergraduate degree in 1977 from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana in Accountancy and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1980. He is the past president of the Chicago Bar Association from 2006 – 2007. He has obtained on behalf of his clients, numerous large jury verdicts and settlements in state and federal courts both on injury and wrongful death cases all around the country.


Nicholas J. Roti – began his 30 plus year law enforcement career as a Chicago Police Officer. He rose through the ranks and has served as Commander of the Crime Strategy and Accountability, Gang Intelligence and Narcotics Sections as well as the Deputy Chief of both the Detective Division and Organized Crime Division of the Chicago Police Department. Ultimately he supervised over 1000 employees as Chief of the Bureau of Organized Crime (Narcotics, Gang Investigations, Gang Enforcement, and Vice Divisions, as well as the Intelligence/Counter-Terrorism Section) and served in that capacity for five years. He is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as a Board member of the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Committee. Additionally, he is a Board Member of the Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association (IDEOA). Nick holds an BS in Law Enforcement Management and an MS in Law Enforcement Administration. He has attended several executive level law enforcement management and leadership courses and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP)

Mr. Roti has extensive experience in partnering and coordinating efforts with local, state and Federal law enforcement agencies. He recently served as the Chief Policy Advisor to the Director of the Illinois State Police and is currently the Executive Director of the Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Mr. Roti has been a featured speaker at several events and for various groups such as; The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The League of Women Voters, The Chicago Crime Commission, The United States of America Department of State, Central American Law Enforcement Executives, the University of Chicago Urban Labs, etc.

Advisory Board

Mike Murphy
Charlie Nicosea
Joe O'Neil
Patrick Ryan, Jr.
Marc Schwartz
Kevin Shannahan
Mark Shannahan
Rick Simon
Melissa Stratton
James Zangrilli

Legal & Government Relations Committee
James Balcer
Sheri Mecklenburg
Matthew O'Shea

Jim Buczek
Terry Burns
Robert J. Clifford
Roe Conn
Mike Conway
Tim Daniels
Brian Flanagan
Robert W. Foersterling
Mara Georges
William Gibbs
Lori Healey
Torrence Hinton
Alexa James
Kenneth Jenero
Dan Krygowski
Michael Lappe
Tony Marino
Daniel McCarthy


Philip Cline, Executive Director
Frank Gross, Director of Operations
Bridget Hannon Schuda, Development & Communications Officer
Dawn Dolan, Office Manager
Jen Shanahan, Officer Admin
Michelle Perez, Gold Star Families Chair