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Ruth Alice Lucchesi

Ruth Alice Lucchesi, American auditor. Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.


  • Lucchesi, Ruth Alice was born on September 25, 1934 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Anton William and Hope Victoria (Lathrop) Wellstein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting with honors and distinction, University Illinois, Chicago, 1979. Master of Business Administration with high honors, Lake Forest Graduate School Management, 1990.


    • Associate auditor G.D. Searle & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1979-1982, supervisor accounting consumer products division, 1982-1986. Senior cost analyst Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, 1986-1988. Senior in-charge auditor Northwestern University, Evanston, 1988-1993.

      Director office of internal audit University Chicago, 1993-1998. Retired, since 1998

      Scholarship chair Chicago Society Women Certified Public Accountants, 1985-1986. Member advisory board Center for Internal Auditing Studies, National Louis University, Chicago, 1997-1999.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist


    Precinct captain Republican Party, Northfield Township, Illinois, 1969, election judge, election canvasser, Northfield, 1970-1978. President local affairs League of Women Voters, Northfield, 1973. Treasurer Village of Northfield, 1994-1997, trustee, since 1999.

    Volunteer teacher educable mentally handicapped children Edward Jenner Grammar School, Chicago, 1969-1970. Charter member Northfield Rescue, 1972-1979. Board directors, treasurer Winnetka (Illinois)-Northfield Family Service, 1990-1997.

    Treasurer Women in Management, Chicago, 1990-1992. Member Northfield School and Park Board Caucus, 1998-1999. Board directors United Way, Winnetka/Northfield, 1999-2003.

    Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Certified Public Accountants (pro bono for local school council 1988-1993), Institute Internal Auditors (board directors, secretary Chicago chapter 1989, Special Recognition award 1993-1994, 97), Order Eastern Star (chapter #275), Illinois Society Mayflower Descendants (board directors 1999-2003, membership secretary 2000-2003), Daughters of the American Revolution (Kaskaskia chapter vice regent 1999-2003, secretary since 2004).



    Genealogy, cooking, reading.


    • Married Claude A Lucchesi, October 24, 1954. Children: Nello William, Kent Gregory.
    • father: Anton William Wellstein
    • mother: Hope Victoria (Lathrop) Wellstein
    • spouse: Claude A Lucchesi
    • children: Nello William Lucchesi
    • Kent Gregory Lucchesi
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    Born September 25, 1934
    • 1979
      University Illinois
    • 1990
      Lake Forest Graduate School Management
    • 1979 - 1982
      Associate, auditor G.D. Searle & Company
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      senior, cost analyst Abbott Laboratories
      North Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1988 - 1993
      senior, in-charge auditor Northwestern University
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1993 - 1998
      director, office of internal audit University Chicago
    • 1998