John D’Emilio, President, is a professor emeritus of history and of women’s and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He continues to research and write about the U.S. since World War II, social movements, and the history of sexuality. A pioneer in the field of gay and lesbian studies, he is the author or editor of more than half a dozen books, including Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: the Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, with Estelle Freedman and Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin.
Jeremy Lybarger is a writer and editor in Chicago. His journalism and cultural criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Art in America, The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, and many other outlets. He is currently an editor at the Poetry Foundation, the nonprofit publisher of Poetry magazine.
Johanna Russ is a Senior Archival Specialist at Chicago Public Library’s Special Collections where she helps to preserve Chicago’s history. She previously worked at Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, in Detroit. She is excited to bring her 15 years of library and archives experience to Gerber/Hart. She is especially inspired to preserve the LGBTQIA+ historical record by her children so they can see the broader context for their family.
Tony Neuhoff is in-house counsel for GCM Grosvenor, where he was recently recognized with their GCM in the Community Award. Previously, he served as counsel for Allstate Investments and practiced with the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Tony has been named among the Best U.S. Lawyers under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. Prior to his career as an attorney, he worked in the art and museum fields. Tony is excited to assist in leading Gerber/Hart Library and Archives as it grows from a vital community resource to a preeminent nonprofit organization.