Board Members Area

2018 Board Officers and Executive Committee Members

President
John Wolf, Sales Manager
Jack Wolf Cadillac GMC

Co-Vice President
Kent Kniep, President
Poplar Grove State Bank

Treasurer
Mike St. John, VP Retirement Plan Services Manager 
Associated Bank

Secretary
Matt Branom, President
Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce

Gregory W. Brown, Chief Financial Officer
Belvidere Community Unit School District 100

Mayor Mike Chamberlain, 
City of Belvidere 

Sherry Giescke, Board Member 
Boone County Board 

Mick Gronewald, President
Fehr Graham 

Jarid Funderburg, Strategic Philanthropy Officer
OSF St. Anthony Medical Center

David Pietryla
Nicor Gas

Richard K. Van Evera, Attorney
Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera

Dave Adkins, President & COO
Blackhawk Bank

Hector Garcia, Economic & Business Development
Commonwealth Edison

Dr. Rena Cotsones, Associate Vice President
for Engagement and Innovation Partnerships

Neely Erickson, Legislative Aide
Representative Joe Sosnowski’s Office

Tom Lassandro, Executive Director
Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce

Dawna Menke
Swedish American Health System

Jennifer Hall, Vice President of Government Relations and Community Advocacy 
Mercyhealth

Jim Reynolds, Vice President of Business Banking
Blackhawk Bank 

Daniel Woestman, Superintendent 
Belvidere School District #100

Joe Sosnowski, State Representative
69th District Illinois House of Representatives

David Anspaugh, Executive Director
Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association

Gerald Sagona, Vice President of National Business Development 
Rockford Area Economic Development Council

Dex Battista, Manager of Government Affairs
Magna International

Doug Proudfoot
Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Douglas Jensen, President
Rock Valley College

Dr. Lisa Bly, Executive Director
The Workforce Connection

Jake Castanza, Executive Director
Project First Rate

Michael Goelitz, Vice President Commercial Banking
First National Bank

Ron Taylor, President
Belvidere Board of Realtors

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