Board/Staff Directory

CHRIS ALLENDORF

TRACY BAUER

RANDY BOONSTRA

JOHN COOKE

TIM HOOD

WILLIAM JAHNKE

CATHI LITCHER

JOE MATTINGLY

MICAH RANSOM

THOMAS RUHS

RON SMITH

MARK SZULA

CHRISTINE SOAT

EMILY LEGEL


Board of Directors

Tracy Baur
President and CEO, Midwest Medical Center
(815) 776-7266



Randy Boonstra
City of Fulton, City Administrator
(563) 340-6401

John Cooke
President, Prairie Ridge
(815) 777-3895

Cathi Litcher
President, Litcher Consulting
(919) 422-9698
 

Thomas Ruhs
General Manager, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
(815) 776-5060
 

Ron Smith
Chair, Jo Daviess County Planning and Development Committee
(815) 777-0512

Joe Mattingley  
Market President, Illinois Bank & Trust
815-777-5106

Mark Szula
Business Agent - District 4 Office,
International Union of Operating Engineers
Local 150
(815) 874-4166
 

Executive Committee

William Jahnke – Chair
Director, Upper Midwest River Port District
(815) 493-2795

Tim Hood – Vice Chair
President, Highland Community College
(815) 599-3513

Patrick Winders – Treasurer  
Senior IT Risk & Compliance Analyst, Workiva
(563) 599-0606

Christopher Allendorf – Secretary
V.P. of External Relations & General Counsel, Jo-Carroll Energy
(815) 858-2207 Ext. 1240

Staff

Emily Legel
Executive Director
(815) 297-7361
elegel@nwiled.org

Christine Soat
Marketing Assistant 
(563) 543-2508
csoat@nwiled.org