Commission Members 

The Economic Recovery Commission is made up of many of Illinois’ top business and community leaders. This diverse group of commissioners was selected for their outstanding leadership abilities, their reputations as respected members of their communities, and their proven track records of success.

Alexander

Rorke

Managing Director & Head of Public Finance

Loop Capital Markets

Commission Co-Chair

John

Spring

Mayor

Mayor of Quincy, Illinois

Commission Co-Chair

Mohina

Ahluwalia

Executive Vice President

Alfa Mfg. Industries Inc.

Marvin

Bembry

Vice President of State and Government Affairs

Abbott Labs

Charles

Bernardini

Partner

Ungaretti & Harris Llp

Scott

Bernstein

President and Founder

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Robert

Blackwell, Jr.

Founder

EKI

Gino

Bonanotte

Vice president of Finance

Motorola, Enterprises Mobility Solutions

George

Burciaga

President and CEO

Smartechs

Ellen

Carnahan

Principal

Machrie Enterprises LLC

Mike

Carrigan

President

AFL-CIO

Dennis

Chookaszian

Former Chairman and CEO

CNA Insurance Companies

John

Coli

President, International VP

Teamsters Joint Council 25

Dennis

Cradit

Dean

SIU Business School

Omar

Duque

President and Chief Executive Officer

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Hank

Eisenga

Vice President of Manufacturing

Continental Tire

Judith

Gethner

Coalition Manager

Illinois Partners for Human Services

Ross

Glickman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Urban Retail Properties

Jacky

Grimshaw

Vice President for Policy

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Anders

Gustafsson

Chief Executive Officer

Zebra

Zachary

Hoffman

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Wiley Office Furniture

Terry

Mazany

President and CEO

The Chicago Community Trust

Chris

Melvin

President and Owner

Melvin & Company

Wade

Miquelon

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Walgreens

Joseph

Persky

Economist

UIC

Ronald E.

Powell

President, International VP

Local 881 UFCW

Quintin

Primo III

Founder

Capri Capital Partners

Hedy

Ratner

Founder and Co-President

Womens Business Development Center

Jim

Reynolds

Co-founder & Chairman & CEO

Loop Capital Markets

Ken

Robbins

Former President

Illinois Hospital Association

Jerry

Roper

Chief Executive Officer

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Lee

Shapiro

President

Allscripts

Marty

Singer

Chairman Chief Executive Officer

PCTEL, INC

Shelley

Stern Grach

Community Outreach Director

Microsoft Corporation

Sona

Wang

Managing Director

Ceres Venture Fund

Greg

Webb

Vice President for State and Government Relations

ADM

Elaine

Weiss

President and Chief Executive Officer

Illinois CPA Society

Matthew

Wetstein

Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Physicist

Argonne National laboratory

Doug

Whitley

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Ava

Youngblood

President and CEO

Youngblood Executive Search, Inc.

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