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Staff and Board

Don Welch
Gail Hedrick
VP of Finance & Administration
Melissa Cavanaugh
Finance & Administration Coordinator


Joni Staley
Director of Sales
Ryan Thornton
Sales & Sports Coordinator
Lelonie Luft
Convention Sales Manager
Danielle Bensing
Convention & Sports Sales Manager
Kim McKune
Client Services Manager

Marketing, Communications & Partnership

Cara Allen
VP of Marketing & Operations  
  Andrew Barra
Marketing Specialist
Heather Soviar
Creative Media Manager
  Kaci Geier
Partnership & Community Development Manager
Ashley Randall
Marketing & Events Assistant
  Trianna Kientzle
Marketing Project Manager

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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


  • Mr. Matt Bartolo - West Central Building and Construction Trade Council
  • Mr. Derrick Booth - Peoria Public Schools
  • Mr. Carl Bunker - R & B Productions
  • Ms. Jill Crowder - Petersen Hotels
  • Mr. Allen Cullinan - R. A. Cullinan & Sons
  • Mr. Rusty Dunn - Caterpillar
  • Mr. Rik Edgar - Peoria Civic Center
  • Mr. Jeff Griffin - Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. David Haney - U of I College of Medicine
  • Mr. Jeff McLinden - Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
  • Ms. Susan Morton - Caterpillar Visitors Center
  • Ms. Susan Pyles - Village of Morton 
  • Mr. Mark Rothert - City of Pekin
  • Ms. Cori Rutherford - Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
  • Mr. Christopher Setti - Greater Peoria EDC


Experience Chillicothe Today!

Where the Rails Cross the River
Check out the upcoming events through the Chillicothe Park District!

Santa Cause 5K

Saturday, December 8th
Registration is now live for the 4th Annual Santa Cause 5k! Also returning this year, the Reindeer Run!

Caterpillar Visitors Center

What's New
The Doug Oberhelman Caterpillar Visitors Center presents an all new exhibit: SPEED: 26 Years of Cat Racing. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Cat Racing.

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