Board of Directors

Board Officers and Executive Committee Members

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

Vice President
Kent Kniep, President
Poplar Grove State Bank

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

Mayor Mike Chamberlain
City of Belvidere

Steve Nailor, Citizen at Large

Matt Roegner, Executive Vice President
Alpine Bank

Chairman Bob Walberg
Boone County

John Wolf, Sales Manager
Jack Wolf Auto Group

Sherry Giesecke, Board Member
Boone County

Michael St. John, Past President
Belvidere Chamber of Commerce


Board Members

Dave Adkins, President & COO
Blackhawk Bank

Dean Breuer, External Affairs Manager
Commonwealth Edison

Gwen Brooks, Owner/Agent
State Farm Insurance

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

Gerard DuMelle, Real Estate Resuce Team
Belvidere Board of Realtors

Neely Erickson, Legislative Aide
Representative Joe Sosnowski’s Office

Ken Hennessy, President
NDK America, Inc.

Dana Northcott, Executive Director
Economic Development District of Northern Illinois

Nicole Fountain, Director of Revenue Cycle
OSF St. Anthony Medical Center

Tom Lassandro, Executive Director
Belvidere Chamber of Commerce

Jean Loesch, Plant Manager
General Mills

Diana Dykstra, Village Administrator
Village of Poplar Grove

Pat Murphy, Supervisor
Belvidere Township

Ken Scrivano, Director of Regional Outreach & Support
Swedish American Health System

John Neitzel, Village President
Village of Poplar Grove

David Pietryla, Manager Community Relations & Economic Development
Nicor Gas

Jack Becherer, Consultant/Community & Business Relations
Rockford Health System

Donna Schultz, Vice President
Blackhawk Bank

Dave Sockness, President & COO
Stenstrom Excavation & Blacktop Group

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

Robert Trojan, President/CEO
Rockford Linear Actuation

Michael Meixner, Industrial Engineering Manager
Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA)


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