Board of Directors

The board of directors at 3750 is committed to careful stewardship of our building and thoughtful consideration of the needs of the people who make up our community. Our meetings held on the third Tuesday of every month are open to all shareholders who wish to attend. The meetings begin with an open shareholder forum where any and all concerns can be raised and will be discussed.

Our goal is always to hold fair and open proceedings. In the interest of communication and open access the minutes from every board meeting are posted in the mail room.


Claire Heideman, President, has lived at 3750, 14G, since August of 2015. She has previously served as Vice-President, a member and chair of the Applications Committee, and chair of the Communications Committee. She values the sense of community, ownership, and        dedication to making 3750 a great place to live and is committed to preserving the building’s character,  infrastructure, and amenities for current and future residents.

Claire feels that fiduciary responsibility, transparency, and communication are key to maintaining that sense of community and ownership. She would like to continue the Board’s current path of planning for and investing in our capital and facility needs, along with careful stewardship of our financial resources.

Claire’s professional experience in healthcare management and consulting, including driving innovation and managing new patient care models, has required strategy development  and prioritization, financial management, collaboration across teams, and meeting facilitation – all skills that can be applied to help the preservation and improvement of our valued 3750 community.



Allison_Thomas (006)Tom Allison, Vice President, and his wife Sherry Holland have lived in 8A since May, 1999. Tom recently moved to “of counsel” status at the law firm of Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C., which he helped found. The firm represents labor organizations, pension funds, and individuals with employment issues.

Tom grew up in Park Ridge and Wilmette, and returned to Chicago after graduating from Princeton University and Yale law school. He has been very active in the community, including serving as a trustee of the Chicago Police Pension Fund and the Illinois State Employees Retirement System. He is a board member of Princeton AlumniCorps, a national alumni organization. This is his first term at 3750.





Adam Gehr, Treasurer


Linda Stern, Secretary and Chair Communications Committee. Linda has lived at 3750 in unit 10G since 2001. She recently retired from WFMT, Classical Music Radio and Channel 11, Public Broadcast Television after a long career in broadcast radio including CBS-AM and ABC Radio Networks in New York City, Shadow Traffic, Westwood One Networks and WGN Radio in Chicago. She grew up in Syracuse, New York and has a BA and MA from Syracuse University in English and English Education respectively. Her primary concerns as a board member are open, candid and frequent communications to shareholders and marketability of our units at 3750.







Bill Cartwright, Director


Michael Harrison, Director, Michael Harrison and his wife Ann have lived in 16D since April of 2017. Both love living in a beautiful and venerable old building and in such a delightful community of lively and interesting people, all in a vibrant and diverse city, rich in cultural amenities accessible, virtually at our doorstep, via public transportation.

Michael joined the Board to contribute to maintaining and enhancing the whole experience of living at 3750. He has served on the House Committee since December of 2018.

Michael grew up in London, earned a BA and MA at Oxford University, and a doctorate in chemistry at the University of York. As a post-doctoral research fellow experiencing his first North American summer in an un-air conditioned chemistry lab in western Massachusetts, he sought relief in the cool of the campus computer lab. It was there he discovered the joys of computer programming and he has worked as a software engineer ever since, moving to the U.S. permanently in 1973, living around Boston, where he met Ann, and San Jose. A brief sojourn in Chicago at the end of the 1970’s led to the decision to move to the city from California when Michael was able to work from home, and here he and Ann intend to stay. Michael’s aim as a member of the board is to help assure that the community we joined at 3750 continues to flourish.


McCarthy HeadshotJohn  McCarthy, Director, was the president of an 18-unit condo just three blocks down Grace Street before my wife Carol and I left for 27 years in Evanston, where we raised our three sons and nearly razed three homes.  An extensive renovation, a down-to-the-studs gut job, and one total rebuild has given me a sense of kinship with those at 3750 forging into the wild, wild world of apartment rehab.

Ten years as a newswriter/producer at Channel Two taught me how to pull the disparate hash of daily events in this big town into something at least vaguely cogent.   My work as a writer and producer for nearly a dozen documentaries on A&E, the History Channel, and the National Geographic Channel was a graduate education in how to listen.  I try to bring what I’ve learned to my role as Chair of 3750’s House Committee. I moved to 9C two years ago and am serving my first term on the board.



David Narwich, Director, In June 2018, with the singular focus on 3750 North Lake Shore Drive, an important goal was reached – acceptance as a shareholder.  I, and Todd Cannon, had the good fortune to become residents in 4-B.  Previously, we resided for over three decades in the Edgewater, Gold Coast and Streeterville areas.

Wanting to become involved in the 3750 community, I immediately accepted an invitation to join the Communications Committee.  In October 2019, I was elected to the Board of Directors.  Beginning my second year on the Board as of October 2020, I continue involvement with building communications on diverse levels and have assumed the Chair of the Applications Committee.

In terms of my corporate career, I served as a global director in sales and marketing for 30+ years in the hospitality industry.  At both The Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Starwood International Hotels and Resorts (now Marriott International), activities were focused on serving as a liaison between properties, ownership and a select subset of global-reach clients.  Assessments and evaluations regarding expectations, aspirations, lifestyle and realistic budgets were a constant focus.

As a member of the 3750 Board of Directors, I am eager to transition my experience to our cooperative building – assess attributes, envision improvements, understand fiscal possibilities and restraints – and join fellow board members and residents in communicating same.

The goal is to maximize satisfaction and benefits for all residents at 3750 and to noticeably increase the attraction and desirability of the building to prospective shareholders.


Peter Ruggiero, Director


Jerry Hocker,  Ex Officio Board Member, 10B, has lived at 3750 since 2006 with his life partner of over  28 years, Anthony Fortier. Currently appointed as and Ex Officio member of the Board of Directors, Jerry began his volunteer efforts shortly after moving into the building working on the House Committee and Useful Life Task Force. He formed the Infrastructure Committee before his election to the Board in order to deal with the City of Chicago Life Safety Ordinance and other long term building requirements and continues to Chair that committee.

Jerry grew up and was educated in Kansas but has lived most of his adult life in Chicago. He is a retired accountant and attorney with 35 years experience principally with Arthur Anderson & Co, Trans Union Corporation and Transamerica Corporation. He enjoys architecture; gardening, working out; and genealogy.