The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County Board of Directors is comprised of private-sector leaders and elected members of the Kankakee County Board.
Chairman Jeff Hammes, President / CEO, Peoples Bank
Vice Chairman Dr. Michael Boyd, President, Kankakee Community College
Jeff Bennett, Managing Partner, McColly Bennett Real Estate
David Johns, Partner, Geoffrey, Johns & Associates
Melissa Kahoun, Environmental Compliance Manager, Aqua Illinois
Phil Kambic, President / CEO, Riverside Healthcare
Ron Kinzinger, Kankakee County Board
Stephen Liehr, Kankakee County Board
Steve Magruder, IBEW retired
Pat Martin, Market President, Midland States Bank
Theodis Pace, President, Kankakee County NAACP
Samuel Payton, Kankakee County Board
Maureen Powell, Head of Communications, CSL Behring Kankakee
Christopher Shride, President / CEO, AMITA Health
Russell Tobey, Vice President, Kankakee Valley Construction Co.
Andrew Wheeler, Kankakee County Board
Tim Nugent has more than 20 years of experience in business, real estate and community development. In 10 years as mayor of the Village of Manteno, Illinois – a role he retains as Alliance President/CEO – the northern Kankakee County municipality’s population has grown more than 20% and sales tax receipts have doubled through a combination of comprehensive planning, targeted business incentives and a collaborative development environment. Prior to serving as Manteno mayor, Nugent owned and operated Manteno Lumber & True Value while leading numerous residential real estate development projects. Nugent holds a BA from Governors State University.