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Staff and Board

Don Welch
Gail Hedrick
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Melissa Cavanaugh
Finance and Administration Coordinator
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Cory Hatfield
Director of Sales
  Joni Staley
Senior Convention Sales Manager
  Lelonie Luft
Convention Sales Manager
   Bianca Williams
Partnership & Advertising Sales Manager
  Ryan Thornton
Sales & Sports Coordinator

Marketing Communications and Services

Cara Allen
Director of Marketing
  Andrew Barra
Marketing Coordinator
Heather Soviar
Creative Media Manager
  Kaci Osborne
Community Development Manager
Kim McKune
Client Services Manager
  Trianna Stark
Marketing Project Manager

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Ms. Leigh Ann Brown - Chair - Morton EDC & Morton Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Dan Kouri - Vice Chair  - HOIHA
  • Mr. Gary Densberger - Secretary/Treasurer - City of East Peoria
  • Mr. Rex Linder - Past Chair - Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen


  • Mr. Rod Blunier - Village of Morton
  • Mr. Derrick Booth - Peoria Public Schools
  • Mr. Carl Bunker - R & B Productions
  • Ms. Anne Clayton - Peoria Civic Center
  • Mr. Allen Cullinan - R. A. Cullinan & Sons
  • Ms. Jill Crowder - Petersen Hotels
  • Mr. Paul DiGiallonardo - Peoria Civic Center Authority
  • Mr. Rusty Dunn - Caterpillar
  • Mr. Jeff Griffin - Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. David Haney - U of I College of Medicine
  • Mr. Brad Ingram - Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen
  • Mr. Dan Kouri - Lariat Streakhouse
  • Mr. Joe LoMonaco - Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
  • Ms. Rachel Potts - Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Ms. Cori Rutherford - PAR-A-DICE Hotel Casino
  • Mr. Steve Reed - Stoney Creek Inn
  • Mr. Christopher Setti - City of Peoria
  • Mrs. Sherrill West - Village of Washington
  • Ms. Kathryn Shackelford - City of Pekin


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