October 17, 2012
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has appointed Paul Rumler, executive vice president of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, to her Interagency Military Base Support and Economic Development Committee.
The committee advocates for retention and reuse of Illinois' military bases and works to strengthen the regional economies near military installations, according to a news release from Ms. Simon's office.
Mr. Rumler, and another appointee, Rick Kwasneski, of Lemont, join six other public members, representatives from various state agencies and four members of the general assembly on the committee.
The committee's public members draw on their experiences from an array of career fields – including economic development, education, government and the military – to serve the state.
Mr. Rumler, of Coal Valley, graduated from Georgia State University and worked for the federal government in Washington.
He now works for the chamber, helping to implement the chamber's strategic plan and advocating for policy decisions.
He was executive director for the Quad Cities Passenger Rail Coalition which secured federal, state and local funds to complete Chicago to Quad Cities passenger rail by 2015. Mr. Rumler also is a member of the Rock Island Arsenal Alliance.