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Wilbur C. Milhouse III

Current Term


Appointed By Governor


Professional Experience

  • chairman and CEO, Milhouse Engineering and Construction (2001-present)
  • project manager, Patrick Engineering (2001)
  • director of operations, Infrastructure Engineering Inc. (1999-2001)
  • project engineer, Jackson, Tull and Graham (1997-1999)
  • structural engineer, Teng and Associates (1995-1997) 
  • research assistant, U.S. Army Construction Division (1994-1995)
  • research assistant, Illinois Department of Transportation (1989-1994)

Professional/Civic Affiliations, Activities and Community Service

  • co-founder and executive board member, Milhouse Charities
  • professional engineer in Ohio, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, and Washington, D.C.
  • The Grainger College of Engineering (UIUC) Board of Visitors

Awards and Honors

  • 2020, Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 2020, Outstanding Service in Business Award, Illinois Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs
  • 2018, CEEAA Distinguished Alumni Award
  • 2015, March of Dimes Rufus Taylor Award
  • 30th Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Award
  • Project SYNCERE Engineering Excellence Award
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBELEGENDS) Dynamic Engineers Innovating Change
  • Notable Black Leaders & Executives and Notable Executive of Color in Construction and Commercial Real Estate, Crain's Chicago Business


  • BS and MS, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1994)
  • MS, Structural Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1995)

Party Affiliation




Trustee Milhouse