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La Grange community leader appointed to hospital foundation board

Summary: La Grange resident William R. Kunkel has been appointed to the La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation’s board of directors.

La Grange – The La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of William R. Kunkel, of La Grange, to its board of directors. Kunkel is a corporate and securities law attorney and partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Chicago. He specializes in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance.


“Bill Kunkel has strong leadership skills and experience serving on community boards,” said Brett Skeen, executive director of the La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation. “His expertise will benefit our outreach efforts.”


Kunkel has plenty of experience with non-profit and corporate boards and committees. From 1999 to 2008, he was a member of the board of directors of St. Ignatius College Prep, a Catholic Chicago high school. He chaired the board from 2005 to 2008. He has served on the corporate advisory board for the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago since 2008.


Kunkel has served on the board of directors for the Horizons for Youth, which provides scholarships, mentoring and a unique community of support for children from low-resource areas of Chicago, since 2008. In 2010 Kunkel joined the board of Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School in Chicago and the Chicago Theological Seminary board. He looks forward to serving the La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation as a board member, especially in the areas of finance.


“JoAnn and I believe that the entire community benefits from a strong community hospital,” Kunkel said. “We are happy to lend whatever efforts and expertise that we can to contribute to that goal.”


Kunkel is a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, Creighton University and Harvard Law School. He and his wife, JoAnn, have four children.



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Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; 630-312-7508