New Trier 2022 Alumni Honoree – Richard E Wiley ’51

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. Richard E. Wiley, Class of 1951, has received numerous accolades throughout his storied career, including being named a Washington “Visionary” by The National Law Journal, the “most influential media and telecommunications lawyer in the United States” by the International Herald Tribune, one of the “Top 100 Men of the Century” by Broadcasting & Cable, and the “Father of High-Definition” television by The Globe and Mail. As Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), he fostered increased competition and lessened regulation in the communications field.