Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Jeff Speer
Broker / Owner, RE/MAX Key Advantage
601 W. Fayette Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-4050
Fax: 217-342-4061
 

 

Executive Committee

Chair Elect

Chris Swing (2021)
President & COO, Vantage Outsourcing
2201 N. Willenborg St. Ste. 5
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-9888
Fax: 217-342-2619

 

Vice President Business Development

John WrightJohn Wright (2021)
President, Wright's Furniture & Flooring
113 N Main
PO Box 231 Dieterich, IL 62424
Phone: 217-925-5228
Fax: 217-925-5741
 

 

Vice President Community Development

Jamie Stang Ellis (2021)
Owner, Stang Arts Studio
112 Washington Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 850-960-0106
 

 

Vice President Membership Development

Julie Everett
Financial Advisor
Phone: 618-339-0893
 

 

Vice President Workforce Development

Matt Roedl (2021)
Financial Advisor, Prudential Financial
210 S. Second Street, Ste. B
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-8801
Fax: 217-347-8803

 

Board Secretary

Travis BushueTravis Bushue
President, Bushue Human Resources
104 N. Second St., Ste. B
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-3042
Fax: 217-342-0415

 

Board Secretary

Matt Cekander
Partner, Doehring, Winders & Co., LLP
400 W Jefferson #B
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-0377
Fax: 217-347-0850

 

 

 

Directors (Terms Expiring 2021)

Jay Buehnerkemper
Vice President Commercial Lending, First Mid Bank & Trust
902 N Keller Dr.
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-6111
Fax: 217-347-8743
 

 

 

Rachel Collins

Rachel Collins
HR Manager, Stevens Industries, Inc.
704 W Main St.
Teutopolis, IL 62467
Phone: 217-857-7100
Fax: 217-857-7101

 

 

Dr. Ryan Jennings
Chief Medical Officer, HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital
503 N Maple
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-1316
Fax: 217-347-1563
 

 

Joe Knabe
General Manager, Al's Tire Mart & Electronics
900 E Fayette Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-2611
 

 

Directors (Terms Expiring 2022)

Mark Doan
Superintendent, Effingham CUSD #40
2803 S Banker St.
P.O. Box 727
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-540-1500
Fax: 217-540-1510
 

 

Anthony Hecht
Assistant Controller, Dan Hecht Chevrolet-Toyota
2400 S. Banker St.
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-4111
Fax: 217-342-2906

 

 

Kevin Swan
Network Operations Manager, Consolidated Communications
121 S. 17th Street
Mattoon, IL 60938
Phone: 217-254-9946
 

 

 

Kara Wade
Associate Attorney, Taylor Law Offices
122 E. Washington
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-3925
Fax: 217-342-2341
 

 


Ex-Officio

Rich Hartke, President
Teutopolis Community for Progress
Hartke Financial
700 W. Fayette Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-8801
 

 

Dawn Burrow
President, Altamont Chamber of Commerce
4 N. Frontage Road
PO Box 141
Altamont, IL 62411
Phone: 618-483-6025
 

 

Mike Schutzbach, Mayor
City of Effingham
201 E. Jefferson
PO Box 648
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-5308
Fax: 217-342-2746

 

Jim Niemann, Chairman
Effingham County Board
101 North Fourth St.
Suite 301
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-4990
Fax: 217-342-8525
 

 

Courtney Yockey
President & CEO, Effingham Regional Growth Alliance
903 N Keller Dr.
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-4214
Fax: 217-342-4228

 

 

Vince Higgs
YBNext President, Higgs Welding LLC
101 Zumbahlen Ave.
Dieterich, IL 62424
 
 
 
 
 

Sara Ruholl
DEBG Co-Chair, The Beanstalk Boutique
314 W Jefferson
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-994-3058

 

 

Sasha Althoff
DEBG Co-Chair, City of Effingham
201 E Jefferson
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 342-5300