Board of Directors

The EDC board of directors is comprised of a number of professionals from the Bloomington-Normal business community, educational institutions, municipalities, organized labor and the non-profit sector. Board members meet on a bi-monthly basis to guide and govern the Economic Development Council.

Board members volunteer their time to serve the community by participating in the EDC and as such, no board member receives any material benefit from his/her position on the board.

Cindy Blackburn

Neil Finlen
Farnsworth Group

Ryan Gammelgard
State Farm Insurance Companies

Thomas Good
Busey Bank

John Hesse
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center

Bill Lawrence, Chair Person
P L R Insurance

Puneet Leekha, Vice Chair 
Chestnut Health Systems

Tony Penn
Great Plains Laborers

Leann Seal
 TENTAC Enterprises

Andy Shirk
Beer Nuts




Dan Stephens
Illinois State University

Ryan Whitehouse
Illinois Farm Bureau

John McIntyre, Chairman of the Board
McLean County

Mayor Chris Koos
Town of Normal 

Amelia Buragas
City of Bloomington

Ex-Officio Members - Non Voting

Pam Reece
Town of Normal

Tim Gleason
City of Bloomington

Camille Rodriguez
McLean County