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Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism hires project coordinator

The Springfield Coalition on Dismantling Racism (SCODR) has hired Robert Blackwell as the project coordinator for its antiracism work. Blackwell worked for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for 25 years, retiring in 2021. He was appointed chief of the Office of Racial Equity Practice in 2012, leading the department’s efforts to address [...]

By |July 20th, 2022|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Dr. Sameer Vohra to lead Illinois Department of Public Health

Governor JB Pritzker has appointed Dr. Sameer Vohra, a pediatrician and health care policy expert, to lead the Illinois Department of Public Health beginning Aug 1. Vohra, the founding chair of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Department of Population Science and Policy, follows Dr. Ngozi Ezike, who stepped down in March after leading [...]

By |July 13th, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Jason Jones named a partner with Eck, Schafer, & Punke, LLP

Jason Jones has been named a partner with Eck, Schafer and Punke, LLP. He joined the firm in November 2020 as a senior manager. Jones has more than 25 years’ experience in public accounting and the private sector providing audit, accounting and tax services across various industries, ranging from privately-held corporations to governmental and nonprofit [...]

By |July 6th, 2022|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Maryann Phillips is the new Springfield branch manager for Land of Lincoln Credit Union

Maryann Phillips is the new Springfield branch manager for Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU), located at 300 South Grand Ave. East. Phillips will oversee the sales and operations of the Springfield branch, as well as serving as a loan officer. Prior to joining LLCU, Phillips most recently served as a branch manager at PNC [...]

By |June 16th, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Steve Koch announces retirement, sells financial planning practice to Jennifer Sylvia

After 36 years of helping clients plan for their financial goals and prepare for retirement, Steve Koch is making a transition of his own. He has sold his financial planning practice, Koch, Sylvia and Associates, 2621 Montega Drive, to Jennifer Sylvia. “I began working with my business partner 14 years ago in anticipation of this [...]

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Haley Wilson joins the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.

Haley Wilson has joined the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln as director of communications. She was most recently director of membership and communications for the Illinois Association of Community and Action Agencies, where she had worked since 2016. “As a Springfield native, I am truly grateful and honored to work for an organization [...]

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Kelsey Hinckley joins President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

Kelsey Hinckley has joined the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel as event manager. Hinckley previously worked as the event manager for the Alzheimer’s Association and managed Walk to End Alzheimer’s events around central Illinois. She also served as the development manager for the American Lung Association and most recently worked [...]

By |April 27th, 2022|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments