New Trier 2022 Alumni Honoree – Justin Niebank ’74

The New Trier Educational Foundation hosted Gala 2022 on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Northbrook. Proceeds from the gala help to fund exceptional educational opportunities throughout New Trier. The Alumni Hall of Honor Class of 2022 received their Alumni Achievement Awards at the gala. The guests were treated to moving remarks from the honorees, either in person or in a submitted video, during the evening. Justin Niebank, Class of 1974, has been the producer or engineer on some of the biggest selling records of all time. He won two Grammys in 2009 for his work on Taylor Swift’s album Fearless, and in 2007 for Bon Jovi’s album These Days. Having had several albums in the Top 40 at the same time—Fearless by Taylor Swift, Defying Gravity by Keith Urban, Unstoppable by Rascal Flatts, American Saturday Night by Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney’s Greatest Hits — Neibank is one of the most sought-after engineers in the industry.