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Eric Berglund selected as first CEO of LLEDC

The newly formed Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation (LLEDC) has selected Eric Berglund as their first CEO. His selection was announced at a press conference held on July 16 at Innovate Springfield. In introducing Berglund, Hy Bunn, who serves as chair of the LLEDC board, said, “I think it’s fitting we’re meeting in Innovate [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Sangamon CEO has new leadership

The board of directors for the Sangamon CEO program has unanimously approved new leadership. Nabih Elhajj, Sangamon CEO lead facilitator, has assumed the responsibility of program coordinator. Elhajj has been with the Sangamon CEO program since 2015. He has served on the curriculum committee and mentor committee and is the founding member of the CEO [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

O’Shea announces the addition of three new hires

O’Shea Builders has hired Ellie Kasparie as a regional marketing coordinator, Mike Holst as an estimator, and Lori Owens as a receptionist. All three will be based in the Springfield office, located at 3401 Constitution Drive. A native of Quincy, Illinois, Kasparie received a bachelor’s of science in marketing from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

McMahon parts ways with Local First

After nearly six years, Bill McMahon will no longer be the executive director for Local First Springfield, as of June 15. Board president Val Yazell said, “Bill has taken us from a grassroots organization; he served as a great face and voice for Local First for many years. We’ve just grown so much in the [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Kayla Graven joins DSI

Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) has announced that Kayla Graven has been named program and events manager. Graven comes to DSI with six years of experience in fund development and event management in the non-profit sector. Previously she served as the fund development manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region and prior [...]

New marketing and business development director of White Oaks Mall named

Lori Kiel has been named director of marketing and business development at White Oaks Mall. “We are thrilled to welcome Lori to our dynamic team at White Oaks Mall,” said Clay Emerich, general manager of the mall. “Her impressive marketing experience combined with her passion for business will be a tremendous asset as we broaden [...]

Doug Cheatham joins Town and Country Bank

Town and Country Bank has announced that Doug Cheatham has joined the bank as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer. Cheatham is responsible for overseeing the bank’s accounting, finance and credit departments. “Doug is an industry veteran with deep experience, a commitment to strategic leadership and a proven track record in increasing efficiency and [...]

Kerber, Eck & Braeckel announces new partners

Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP has announced the admission of three new partners to the Springfield office effective May 1:  Josh Clark, Kirsten Kienzler and Bethany Jaeger. Clark joined the Springfield office of Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP in 2004 and has approximately 14 years of accounting experience. Josh earned his Bachelor of Science and [...]

Now accepting nominations for the 2018 Forty Under 40 class

Springfield Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Forty Under 40 class. Each year, the Business Journal partners with Security Bank, the University of Illinois Springfield and the Greater Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize the outstanding achievements of 40 local business people under the age of 40 who have contributed to [...]

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