Board of Trustees

James P. Lill (Jim)

Jim Lill Bio

Personal Information

  • Wife: Mary Marttila Lill - MJM and Company
  • Children: Christopher - B.S., Indiana University, 2001, M.A. (Economics) University of Chicago, 2009; Andrew - B.S., University of San Diego, 2009; James R. - B.A. Dartmouth College, 2010


  • B.A. History/Political Science, Butler University, 1970
  • Chartered Life Underwriter, The American College, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 1978

Current Profession

  • Chief Executive Officer, Mid American Group, Inc., Westmont, IL

Honors and Awards

  • Captain, Butler University Football, 1969
  • Rotarian of the Year, 1991
  • America's Most Productive Broker 2002, 2006, 2007/Crain's Business Insurance
  • Nationally Best Retail Agent/Broker in 2008, 2009, 2010/Crain's Business Insurance

Present Civic Activities

  • Butler University Board of Trustees, 2009-present
  • OVID Butler Society
  • Chairman - Advisory Board, Davey Risk Management and Insurance Program, Butler University
  • Association House (Chicago)
  • Gilda's House (Chicago)
  • Lawrence Hall School for Boys (Chicago)
  • Children's Homse and Aid (Chicago)
  • Pioneer Center (Crystal Lake, IL)
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, IL
  • Helping Hand Center, Hodgkins, Illinois
  • Trustee, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis Indiana
  • Presidents Board, Saint Xavier University, Chicago Illinois

Past Civic Activities

  • Past President Rotary Club of Hinsdale, IL
  • Past District Governor Rotary 1 (Chicago)
  • Boy Scouts of America

Professional Organization Memberships (selected):

  • Economic Club of Chicago
  • Executives' Club of Chicago (Finance Committee)
  • Union League Club of Chicago
  • National Association of Health Underwriters


  • Fitness/Training, travel, Butler University athletics, fishing, reading, history, collecting Ernest Hemingway first editions and other Hemingway memorabilia, collecting American Impressionist art


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