IEDA Committee Chairs

Committees A tWork

Communications Committee

Mission Statement

Promote the work of the Council through media releases and other appropriate channels. Ensure consistency of Council printed materials

Communications Committee Chair

Bryan Gay
Senior Account Manager – Team RED
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
312.805.6716
Bryan.Gay@illinois.gov
www.illinois.gov/dceo

Meetings

Quarterly committees meetings are held in conjunction with IEDA board meeting dates.

Conference Planning Committee

Mission Statement

Plans the IEDA Conferences.

Conference Committee Chair

Angela Griffin
President & CEO
Coles Together
400 Airport Rd
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
Phone: 217-258-5627
Fax: 217-235-9492
angela@colestogether.com
www.colestogether.com

Meetings

Quarterly committees meetings are held in conjunction with IEDA board meeting dates.

Cooperative Marketing Committee

Mission Statement

To strategically partner with key development allies to plan and execute marketing events positioning Illinois as a premier business location in the global market place.

Cooperative Marketing Committee Chair

Michael McDermott
Consulting Manager – Global Business Consulting
Cushman & Wakefield
200 S Wacker Dr #2800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-470-3807
michael.mcdermott@cushwake.com
www.cushmanwakefield.com

Meetings

Quarterly committees meetings are held in conjunction with IEDA board meeting dates.

Education/Scholarship Committee

Mission Statement

Respond to the education and professional development needs of the IEDA membership by creating opportunities to advance the knowledge base of economic development throughout Illinois.

Education/Scholarship Committee Chair

Tonya Flannery
Economic Development Director
City of Litchfield
120 E Ryder St
Litchfield IL 62056
217-324-5253
217-324-5619 fax
tflannery@cityoflitchfieldil.com
www.cityoflitchfieldil.com

Programs

  • Educational Programs
  • Scholarships

Meetings

Quarterly committees meetings are held in conjunction with IEDA board meeting dates.

Government Affairs Committee

Mission Statement

To utilize member participation in order to provide leadership in the development and advocacy of public policy that enhances the economic competitiveness of Illinois.

Government Affairs Committee Chair

Steve Warren
Business Development Executive
Ameren Services Economic Development
370 S Main St; Mailcode E-17
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone: 217-424-7397
Fax: 314-641-2460
swarren@ameren.com
www.ameren.com

Meetings

Quarterly committees meetings are held in conjunction with IEDA board meeting dates.

Membership Development Committee

Mission Statement

To proactively build and extend the partnership among active economic development players in the State of Illinois through communication, membership development and support.

Membership Development Committee Chair

Edward M. Sitar III
Economic Development Manager
ComEd
Three Lincoln Centre 3rd Fl
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: 630-437-2571
edward.sitar@comed.com
www.comed.com/econdev

Programs

  • Membership Recruitment Program
  • Rookie of the Year Award
  • Honorary Life Membership Recipients
  • Member services
  • Website

Meetings

Quarterly committees meetings are held in conjunction with IEDA board meeting dates.

Executive Committee

Mission Statement

Charged with the day-to-day operations of IEDA.

Executive Committee Chair

Terry Denison
President
Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation
221 E State St
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: 217-479-4627
Fax: 217-479-4629
terry@jredc.org
www.jredc.org

Meetings

Meetings held as needed, when called by the Chairman of IEDA.