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Committees

ICCVB maintains several committees that work to promote the organization's mission and to support the industry. Information on our committees and their activities appear below.

ICCVB Niche Committees

Finance & Administration

Leadership Team
Liaison: Brittany Henry, Jacksonville Area CVB
Chair:
Darlene Chapman, Illinois South Tourism
IOT Liaison: Greg Mihalich, Illinois Office of Tourism

Marketing Plan

Due to the nature of its work, this Niche Committee does not provide a plan.


Market Illinois

Leadership Team
Liaison: Brett Stawar, Alton Regional CVB
Chair: Terri Reifsteck, Visit Champaign County
Vice Chair: Cara Allen, Peoria Area CVB
Secretary: Krisilee Murphy, Elgin Area CVB

Marketing Plan


Meet in Illinois

Leadership Team
Liaison: Dave Parulo, Meet Chicago Northwest
Chair: Currently Open - contact Dave Parulo if you would like to serve
Secretary: Currently Open - contact Dave Parulo if you would like to serve
IOT Liaison: Eric Wagner, Illinois Office of Tourism

Please visit the Meet in Illinois web site at www.meetinillinois.com.

Marketing Plan


Sports Illinois

Leadership Team
Liaison: Jayne DeLuce, Visit Champaign County
Chair: Lindsay Arellano, Rockford Area CVB
Vice Chair: Joan Kranovich, Quad Cities CVB
IOT Liaison: Greg Mihalich, Illinois Office of Tourism

Please visit the Sports Illinois web site at www.sportsillinois.com.

Marketing Plan


Tour Illinois

Leadership Team
Liaison: Jaki Berggren, Visit McHenry County
Chair: Open - contact Jaki Berggren if interested
Co-secretaries: Leah Longueville, Visit Champaign County and Daniel Jacobsen, Heritage Corridor CVB
IOT Liaison: Eric Wagner, Illinois Office of Tourism

Please visit the Tour Illinois web site at www.tourillinois.org.

Marketing Plan

Other ICCVB Committees

Advocacy/Legislative

Leadership Team
Chair: Gina Gemberling, Springfield CVB
John Groh, Rockford Area CVB
Kim Bless, Elgin Area CVB
Jeanie Cooke, Danville Area CVB
Dave Parulo, Meet Chicago Northwest
Beth Marchetti, DuPage CVB
Ken Bennett, Choose Chicago
Tim Hennessey, ICCVB Lobbyist, Consulting4Biz

Objective A – Develop a coherent, resonating message to communicate the value of tourism and CVB’s to Illinois

Objective B – Strengthen alliances with influential organizations, agencies and businesses throughout the State

Objective C – Advocate for the creation of a tourism-specific capital product development fund

Objective D – Analyze opportunities to amend State statutes to allow for tourism-specific business improvement districts (including research)

Objective E – Advocate for the restoration of full funding of the LTCB program

Objective F – Advocate for the restoration of full funding of the Illinois Bureau of Tourism budget

Please visit our Advocacy page for advice on advocacy efforts, access to the Illinois General Assembly, and information on the importance of Tourism Funding.

For legislation of interest, please visit our legislative partner, Consulting4Biz, Inc.


Internal Relations - Currently Inactive


External Relations - Currently Inactive