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John James Schornack

John James Schornack, American accountant. Recipient Order of the Sacred Treasurer, Emperor of Japan, 1999.


  • Schornack, John James was born on November 22, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Joseph and Helen Patricia (Patrickus) Schornack.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Loyola University, 1951. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1956. Graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, 1969.


    • With Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young & Company), 1955-1991, partner, 1964-1991. Firm director personnel Ernst & Young LLP (formerly Arthur Young & Company), New York City, 1966-1971, assistant managing partner New York City office, 1971-1972, managing partner, 1972-1974, managing partner Chicago office, 1976-1985, managing partner Midwest region, vice chairman, 1985-1991. Member management committee Arthur Young & Company.

      Management committee Arthur Young & Company. Vice chairman, managing partner Midwest region Ernst & Young, 1989-1991. Board directors, chairman Ernst & Young Foundation, 1981-1991.

      Chairman, board directors North Shore Bancorp, Inc., 1992-2008, Wintrust Finance Corporation, 1996-2008.


    President Chicago Youth Centers, 1979-1995. Board governors Chicago Symphony, 1979-1985, trustee, 1985-2003, life trustee. Volunteer United Way, 1975-1992, director, 1989-1992.

    Visiting advisory committee school accountancy DePaul University, 1980-1983. Member Loyola University Citizens Board, 1977-1994, chairman, 1993-1994. Member advisory committee Northwestern University Graduate School Management, 1967-1991.

    Council University Chicago Graduate School Business, 1982-1991. Board directors Metropolitan Planning Council, 1992-1995. Trustee Kohl Children's Museum, 1994-2005, life trustee, 2005^.

    Trustee Lyric Opera, 1984-1992, Catholic Charities Chicago, since 2004, Catholic Theological Union, 1992-1997, Graham Foundation, 1992-1998. Trustee Barat College, 1983-1998, life trustee, 1999-2001, vice chairman, 1985-1990, chairman, 1990-1997. Trustee St. Francis Hospital, 1986-1997, vice chairman, 1991-1994.

    Trustee Night Ministry, 1998-004. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, Midwest-Japan Association (chairman 1983-1999), Japan American Society, Chicago Club, Glen View Club, The Little Club.


    • Married Barbara Anne Lelli, June 5, 1965. Children: Mark Boyd, Anne Marguerite Schornack Trueman, Erin Keeley Schornack Dickes, Tracy Bevan Schornack Power.
    • father: John Joseph Schornack
    • mother: Helen Patricia (Patrickus) Schornack
    • spouse: Barbara Anne Lelli
    • children: Mark Boyd Schornack
    • Anne Marguerite Schornack Trueman Schornack
    • Erin Keeley Schornack Dickes Schornack
    • Tracy Bevan Schornack Power Schornack
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    Born November 22, 1930
    • 1951
      Loyola University
    • 1956
      Northwestern University
    • 1969
      Advanced Management Program
    • 1966 - 1971
      firm director, personnel Ernst & Young Limited Liability Partnership (formerly Arthur Young & Company)
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