Executive Personnel

Director’s Office

Director (Acting)
Erin Guthrie

Assistant Director
Michael Negron

Chief Operating Officer (Acting)
Travis March

Chief of Staff
Chris Mather

General Counsel
Garret Carter

Real Estate and Tax Incentive Admin.
Mike Pomerantz

Policy Development, Planning and Research
Jason Horwitz

Media Relations Director
Chris Mather (Interim)

Program Offices

Illinois Office of Business Development
Justin Heather

Illinois Office of Community Assistance
David Wortman

Illinois Office of Community Development
Wendy Bell

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
Alma Tello

Illinois Office of Regional Economic Development
Yair Rodriguez

Illinois Office of Tourism (Acting)
Jan Kemmerling

Illinois Office of Trade & Investment
Margo Markopoulos


Administrative Offices

Chief Financial Officer
Phil Keshen

Chief Information Officer
Julio C. Rodriguez

Chief Risk Officer
Sara Lipscomb

Human Resources
Melina Tomaras-Collins

Legislative Affairs
Brad Tietz

Management Operations
Bonnie Van Tholen

External Relations (Acting)
Charity Greene

Sara Lipscomb


Department of Commerce Organizational Chart