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District 5 (Chairperson)
Sam Lilly
Sam Lilly
Sam Lilly

Sam Lilly is chairperson of USTA District 5. He is president of Resource Development Press, Ltd.; Lilly Associates, Inc., dba Learning Resources Institute; and Lilly Racing Stable, Inc. (Standardbred breeding, raising and racing). He is a former college professor, real estate broker, state government commission director and professional speaker and trainer. Introduced to the sport as a child by his father at Coles County (Ill.) Fairgrounds, Lilly rejoined the industry in advertising and writing more than 35 years ago and began racing and raising Standardbreds more than 30 years ago. He was voted Illinois Harness Horseman of the Year. Lilly earned a B.S. in Education and an M.A. in History from Eastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a member and former vice president of the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association and former director/secretary of the Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association. He is a director and vice president of the DuPage County (Ill.) Farm Bureau. Lilly is married to Ellen DeJulio Lilly, Ed.D., and has three children, Scott, Rick and Catherine.

2235 Durand Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 630-373-7670  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2023 (Membership Director)