Richard M. Sawdey

Sawdey_D_010Richard M. Sawdey
Chair of the Board of Directors
Attorney (Retired), Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP, Chicago, Illinois

Imagine life without a pastor? No way. They have been and are extremely important to my spiritual and personal growth. I value their teaching, leadership, and inspiration. I love Ministry Mentors because it is a resource to assist pastors in strengthening their sense of mission and increasing their satisfaction with the important work they are doing.

Professional Background: Hoogendoorn & Talbot, LLP 1988-2013
Chicago, ILOf Counsel from 1988 to 1997
Partner since 1998

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1974-1988
Chicago, IL
Assistant Secretary
Corporate Secretary
Vice President and Secretary

Lakeside Bank, 1981-1993
Chicago, IL
Chairman, Audit Committee
Member of Executive and Discount Committees

McBride, Baker, Wienke & Schlosser, 1968-1973
Chicago, IL

Licenses: Member of the Illinois Bar
Affiliations: American Bar AssociationChicago Bar Association – Member Financial and Investment Services Committee (Chairman 1994-1995), Solo and Small Firm Practitioner Committee, Corporation and Business Law CommitteeChicago Estate Planning CouncilNational Association of Stock Plan Professionals

Board of Directors, The Arlington Institute

Board of Directors, CityQuest

Board of Directors, Ministry Mentors

Chairman, Campaign for Cornerstone, The LaSalle Foundation

TEC Associate

Member, Partner’s Roundtable, Gleeson, Sklar, Sawyers and Cumpata

Member, Winnetka Presbyterian Church (Deacon 1997-1999), Former Elder and Clerk of Session, Former Chairman of Personnel Committee

Former Chairman, Christian Laity of Chicago

Former Member, LaSalle Street Church – served as Church Board Member, Moderator and Treasurer

Former Board Member, Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic and Center for Life Skills

Education: Michigan State University, 1965
B.S., cum laudeUniversity of Michigan Law School, 1968
J.D., cum laude