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Board of Directors

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County Board of Directors is comprised of private-sector leaders and elected members of the Kankakee County Board.

Chairman Dr. Michael Boyd, President, Kankakee Community College

Vice Chairman Jeff Bennett, Managing Partner, McColly Bennett Real Estate

Bernie Anderson, Regional Manager, Community Affairs, Nicor Gas

Rosemary Foster, Kankakee County Board

Ray Garcia, Manager, Human Resources, Crown Holdings, Inc.

Jeff Hammes, President / CEO, Peoples Bank

Amanda Armer-Irps, Kankakee County Board

David Johns, Partner, GJM Advisory

Phil Kambic, President / CEO, Riverside Healthcare

Steve Magruder, IBEW retired

Pat Martin, Executive Vice President, Iroquois Federal

John McCann, Economic & Business Development Manager, ComEd, An Exelon Company

Chad Miller, Kankakee County Board

Theodis Pace, President, Kankakee County NAACP

Maureen Powell, Head of Communications, CSL Behring Kankakee

Russell Tobey, Vice President, Kankakee Valley Construction Co.

Dr. Matt Vosberg, Superintendent, Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School

Andrew Wheeler, Kankakee County Board

2022 Board of Directors (November 10, 2022)

Pictured left to right: Stephen Liehr, Jeff Bennett, David Johns, Dr. Michael Boyd, Maureen Powell, Andrew Wheeler, Jeff Hammes, Timothy Nugent, Steve Magruder, Phil Kambic, Pat Martin, Chad Miller, Theodis Pace

Not pictured: Christopher Shride, Russell Tobey




Timothy Nugent

Tim Nugent has more than 25 years of experience in business, real estate and community development. He is a life-long resident of Manteno, Illinois – where he has served as mayor for 17 years, a role he retains as the Alliance President/CEO.

Mr. Nugent has been instrumental in attracting and growing Kankakee County through the development of workforce and building incentives, community collaboration, and partnerships with federal, state and local partners. He currently serves on various boards including the local Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Kankakee County Enterprise Zone, Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, among others.

Tim is the former owner of Manteno Lumber & True Value Inc.  and has led numerous residential real estate development projects. Mayor Nugent also served as a police officer in Kankakee County for 20 years, 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff and 8 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Kankakee.

Mr. Nugent holds a Bachelor Degree from Governors State. He is married to his wife Yvette and has 2 grown children, Casey Meier, a Manteno High School Art teacher and Mitchell, a Special Education teacher at Naperville North High School.


Vice President, Business Development

Angela Morrey

Angela Morrey, a native of Kankakee County, brings to the Economic Alliance an extensive background in media communications, business management and operations, and leadership roles.

She began her career in television / broadcast journalism, working with NBC and WB affiliates in Wisconsin, covering news in all aspects, from local farmers markets to unsolved murders. When the Milwaukee station she was with discontinued its newscast, Angela became General Manager of a local hotel and convention center, during which the facility underwent a complete remodel, while still hosting overnight guests, weddings, meetings and more.

A family relocation moved Angela into her next several roles including operating an in-home childcare business, serving as a quality control specialist and as an online journalist and columnist.

Angela is now back in her hometown of Bourbonnais where she resides with her three children.

Angela holds a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University. She is an active volunteer at her children’s schools, church and other organizations in the community.