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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.


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, Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young & Company), 1964-1991;firm director personnel, Ernst & Young LLP (formerly Arthur Young & Company), New York City, 1966-1971;assistant managing partner New York City office, Ernst & Young LLP (formerly Arthur Young & Company), 1971-1972;managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP (formerly Arthur Young & Company), 1972-1974;managing partner Chicago office, Ernst & Young LLP (formerly Arthur Young & Company), 1976-1985;managing partner Midwest region, vice chairman, Ernst & Young LLP (formerly Arthur Young & Company), 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., Wintrust Finance Corporation, Momentum Sys.


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.

John Joseph Schornack

Helen Patricia (Patrickus) Schornack

Barbara Anne Lelli

Mark Boyd Schornack

Anne Marguerite Schornack Trueman Schornack

Erin Keeley Schornack Dickes Schornack

Tracy Bevan Schornack Power Schornack