The Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) is a statewide professional economic development association that supports advocacy, education, and collaboration to enhance Illinois’ global competitiveness. It is governed by a Board of Directors composed of eleven members elected annually by the membership-at-large and who regionally represent the interests of economic developers.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS

Bryan Gay
IEDA Chairman

Invest Aurora
President/CEO
630.512.7976
[email protected]

Mark Spizzo
1st Vice-Chair

America’s Central Port
Regional Economic Developer
618.452.8435
[email protected]

Michael Cassa
2nd Vice-Chair

Downers Grove EDC
President
630.729.0380
[email protected]

Kim Pierce
Immediate Past Chair

Macomb Area EDC
Executive Director
309.837.4684
[email protected]

 

DIRECTORS

Eli Falls
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Industrial Development Manager- IL, MO, IA
314.679.1880
[email protected]

Chris Setti
Greater Peoria EDC
CEO
309.495.5956
[email protected]

Ken Springer
Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development
President
309.343.1194
[email protected]

Marcel Wagner
Great River Economic Development Foundation
President
214.430.4313
[email protected]

John Watson, Jr.
Village of South Holland
Director of Economic Development
708.210.2903
[email protected]

Cheryl Welge
Ameren Illinois
Sr Business Development
217.532.8240
[email protected]

Mark Williams
City of Rockford
Economic Development
779.348.7449
[email protected]