Executive Personnel

Director’s Office

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)

Head of Special Projects
Margaret Croke

Program Offices

Illinois Office of Broadband
Matt Schmit

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

Illinois Office of Tourism (Acting)
Jan Kemmerling

Illinois Office of Trade & Investment
Margo Markopoulos

Administrative Offices

Chief Accountability Officer
Kimbery Hill

Chief Financial Officer
Phil Keshen

Chief Information Officer
Julio C. Rodriguez

EO Compliance

Human Resources
Melina Tomaras-Collins

Legislative Affairs
Brad Tietz

External Relations
Karina Rosado

Candyce Thompson

Department of Commerce Organizational Chart