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Governor Designate Selected - Charles Corrigan

David L Phelps - 11/20/2017

Charles J. Corrigan, Rotary International District 6450 Governor Designate (2020-2021)
Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, Chair of the District Foundation Committee
Partner: Dommermuth, Cobine, West, Gensler, Philipchuck, Corrigan & Bernhard, Ltd.

Admitted to the Bar: 1987, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
Education: Georgetown University (B.A., 1983); John Marshall Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1987).
Practice Area: Civil Litigation; Business Law; Employment Law

Chuck  graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Economics, and received his law degree cum laude from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he served on the Law Review. He has been selected as a Leading Illinois Attorney, and enjoys the highest rating available nationally (AV® Preeminent ™) for both skill and ethics as evaluated by Martindale-Hubbell Publishing.  He has been elected to the Fellows of the America Bar Association. The Fellows is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by Fellows in their jurisdiction and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

He has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of experienced and effective litigators throughout the United States. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only, and represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. LCA Fellows are deemed to be among the best trial lawyers in the American bar, who have exhibited accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and have superior ethical reputations. The composition of the Litigation Counsel of America is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.

Chuck has thirty years of experience in a broad variety of civil litigation. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois, including its trial bar, the Illinois Supreme Court, and all trial and appellate level courts in Illinois. He has handled cases in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, Cook, and DeKalb Counties. He is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.  He has written articles for the DuPage County Bar Association’s monthly publication, The Brief, and wrote a chapter in the American Bar Association’s law book, Litigating the Sexual Harassment Case. He was one of the class counsel in the Lockformer class action litigation, regarding pollution of land and ground water affecting residential properties in Lisle, Illinois, and personally negotiated the settlement on behalf of the class for $10,000,000.

Chuck is actively involved in the Naperville community, where he resides with his wife, Mary, and their children. He is president of the West Suburban Irish, Inc., and has also served as president of the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, and the Naperville Jaycees. He has served as Executive Director of Naperville’s Last Fling, and as a member of the Naperville Riverwalk Commission. He served on the board of directors of the Naperville Baseball Association. He has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Naperville Jaycees, and was named one of “Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” by the Business Ledger.

Call for Nominations
A letter to all clubs and past presidents announcing the process for those interested in serving as governor for Rotary year 2020-2021.


Governor candidates must have served as president of a club for a full term or be a charter president of a club having served the full term from the date of charter to 30 June, provided that this period is at least six months. (RIB 15.070.4)


The deadline for proposals is November 10st, 5:00 PM, no exceptions.
Prospect interviews will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Announcement will be made  in December. Formal election at the Annual Meeting of the District will be during the 2018 District Conference, District Annual Meeting.


Serve as governor designee from January 1 to June 30, 2018 which includes a director at large position on the District Board of Directors. Deliver on duties as governor nominee for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019; governor elect for July 1, 2019 to June 30 2020, including attend the Rotary International Conventions in Hamburg and Honolulu;  ...more click on below
Click here for application. 
Please read requirements and commitment before submission.
Governor Nominee Candidate Form
Nominating Committee

The committee is elected each year at the annual meeting of the district, normally held at the annual district conference in the Spring. This year's committee includes:

Ron Broida
Jane Hopkins
Osei David Andrews-Hutchinson
Paul Mills
Chris Olsen

Patricia Ranttila
Lori Wilcox

Steven Smutny
Joe Weigel

RI Gov Manual

As governor one wears multiple hats: serve as an officer of Rotary International, representing RI to clubs in the district, CEO of District 6450 including chairing the board of directors and following district policies and guiding district volunteer leadership for all operating committees.
District Governance

The District Board sets policies and gives general guidance for operations.  The governor serves as the Board Chair and as CEO.  S/he is responsible for day to day operations of the district.  The officers of the district are the governor, treasurer, secretary and chief administrator.  The board gives guidance and overseas the work of several standing committees; while the governor gives direction and supervises the work of all the operating/service providing committees.

If you have additional questions please contact PDG Ron Broida.