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Board of Directors

John Groh
President/CEO
Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chair
Jayne DeLuce
President/CEO
Visit Champaign County
1st Vice Chair & Sports Illinois Liaison
Dave Parulo
Executive Director
Meet Chicago Northwest
2nd Vice Chair & Meet in Illinois Liaison
Shannon Johnson
CEO
visitSI
Secretary
Beth Marchetti
Executive Director
DuPage County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Treasurer
Brett Stawar
President/CEO
Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
Immediate Past Chair & Market Illinois Liaison

Directors at Large

(One-year terms. Appointed annually by the Chair with the advice and consent of the Board.)
Brittany Henry
Executive Director
Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Director at Large & F&A Liaison
Gina Speckman
Executive Director
Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau
Director at Large
Don Welch
President/CEO
Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Director at Large
David Whitaker
President & CEO
Choose Chicago
Director at Large
Staci Wilken
Executive Director
Kankakee County CVB
Director at Large

Ex Officio

Gina Gemberling
Executive Director
Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Legislative Chair - Voting
Sara Barnett
President & CEO
Visit Oak Park
Illinois Governor's Conference Liaison - Non-Voting
Jaki Berggren
Executive Director
Visit McHenry County
Tour Illinois Liaison - Non-Voting