Executive Director

Executive Director - Capital Development Board: Jim Underwood

Jim Underwood completed an apprenticeship with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW Local 146 Decatur in 1982 and worked 13 years as a journeyman wireman before becoming an assistant business manager/organizer with the local in 1995. He earned a BA in Labor Studies in 2000 and started a career in state government in 2001 as Division Chief of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Physical Services building trades men and women. He was Personnel Manager and then CEO of Correctional Industries at the Illinois Department of Corrections before joining the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) as Deputy Director of Construction in 2008. Jim was Executive Director at CDB from 2011-2015 and after four years as the Chief Procurement Officer for the Illinois State Treasurer he returned to the Capital Development Board as Executive Director in May of 2019.

Executive Director Underwood's Contact Information:

William G. Stratton Building
401 S. Spring St., 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62706