Executive Personnel

Director’s Office

Director (Acting)
Erin Guthrie

Assistant Director

Chief Operating Officer
Travis March (Acting)

Chief of Staff
Chris Mather

General Counsel
Sara Lipscomb

Real Estate and Tax Incentive Admin.
Mike Pomerantz

Policy Development, Planning and Research
Jason Horwitz

Media Relations Director
Charity Greene

Program Offices

Illinois Office of Business Development
Justin Heather

Illinois Office of Community Assistance
David Wortman (Acting)

Illinois Office of Community Development
David Wortman

Illinois Office of Employment & Training
Julio Rodriguez 

Illinois Office of Entrepreneurship Innovation & Technology
Kristi Dula

Illinois Film Office
Peter Hawley

Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment

Derrick Champion

Illinois Office of Regional Economic Development
Claire Lindberg (Acting)

Illinois Office of Tourism
Jan Kemmerling (Acting)

Illinois Office of Trade & Investment
Margo Markopoulos

Illinois Office of Urban Assistance


Administrative Offices

Chief Accountability Officer
Robert Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Phil Keshen

Chief Information Officer

Chief Internal Auditor
Natalie Covello

Equal Opportunity Monitoring & Compliance

Grants Management
Robert Williams (Acting)

Human Resources
Melina Tomaras-Collins

Legislative Affairs
Brad Tietz

Management Operations
Bonnie Van Tholen

External Relations
Charity Greene (Acting)

Rick Rogers


Department of Commerce Organizational Chart