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  • Jacob Carlile
  • Tom Klonowski
  • Michael Boyd
  • Jodi Gill
  • Andy Pallissard
  • Paula Hampton
  • Steve Lemon
  • Jamie Lockwood
  • Patrick Mallaney
  • Emily Meyer
  • Paul Russert
  • Becky Williamson
  • Jacob Emerson
  • Jim Hanley
  • Sherri Crawford-Willis
  • Sarah Marion
  • Jacob Carlile

    Jacob Carlile

    President

    Jacob Carlile is a 1997 graduate of Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School. He received a Bachelors in Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2002 in Architectural Studies.

    He is a State of Illinois Licensed Architect, serves on the American Institute of Architects Eastern Illinois Chapter Board of Directors, and is former President of the Manteno Rotary. Before practicing Architecture, Mr. Carlile was a Corporal in the Illinois National Guard serving as a team leader for the 133rd Signal Battalion, Charlie Company.

    He joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2014 and currently serves as President.

    Jacob resides with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs in Manteno.

    Phone: 815-401-0526

  • Tom Klonowski

    Tom Klonowski

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    Vice President

    Tom Klonowski, CISR is an agent with Central Insurance Agency. He is head of the Farmer's Market Committee.

    www.ciaillinois.com

    Phone: 815-694-2512 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Michael Boyd

    Michael Boyd

    Secretary

    Dr. Michael Boyd joined the Kankakee Community College administrative team in May of 2014 as Vice President of Instruction and Student Success.

    As KCC’s chief academic officer, he is responsible for administering the college’s credit and non-credit instruction and workforce development programs. Previously, he worked at Illinois Central College, where he was Associate Dean of English, Humanities, and Language Studies.

    Dr. Boyd grew up on a farm in western Illinois and went on to earn three degrees from Illinois State University: a bachelor’s degree in English education, a master’s degree in English studies and a doctorate in English studies.

    Dr. Boyd has been on the Board of Directors with Manteno Chamber of Commerce since 2014.
    He lives in Manteno with his wife, Maureen, and their four children.
    Phone: 815-802-8100

  • Jodi Gill

    Jodi Gill

    Treasurer

    Jodi is a 1985 graduate of Herscher H.S. and a 1989 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where she received her BA in accounting.

    She joined the Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer in 2000 and is the owner of Jodi K. Gill, CPA, a public accounting firm in Manteno.

    Jodi resides in Limestone.
    Phone: 815-468-8802

  • Andy Pallissard

    Andy Pallissard

    Past President

    Andy Pallissard is a 1992 graduate of Bishop McNamara High School and a 1997 graduate of Aurora University.

    He is a loan officer at HomeStar Bank in Manteno and has been with the company since 2005.

    Andy has been on the Board of Directors with Manteno Chamber of Commerce since 2006. He is currently serving as past President.

    Andy lives in Manteno with his wife, Tyler and their children.

    303 Section Line Rd Manteno, Il 60950 Phone: 815-468-2785 Fax: 815-468-2371

  • Paula Hampton

    Paula Hampton

    Director

    Paula moved to Manteno from Kentucky in 1971. She has been with Municipal Bank since 1996.

    She has held numerous positions with the company including Administrative Assistant in 1996, Assistant Vice President in 2000, and Brand Manager of their Manteno office in 2005. Paula has been the 2002 recipient of Special Recognition of Chamber Participation Award, the 2002 and 2005 Zip Award, the 2004 Leading the Way Award and 2010 Manteno Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year.

    Paula joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce in 1993 as an independent business person and has held offices of Treasurer, Vice President and President. Paula has been co-chair of the Manteno Oktoberfest since 2001 and chair in 2013.

    Paula lives in Manteno with her husband of 45 years, Ernie and they have two children.

    Phone: 815-468-8100

  • Steve Lemon

    Steve Lemon

    Director

    Steve is a graduate of Grant Park High School and Eastern Illinois University where he received BS in Business Education.

    He pursued a Master’s Degree in Administration from Western Illinois University. Steve retired from J. Sterling Morton High School as Athletic Director in 2021 and has since been a Loan Officer with Municipal Bank in Manteno and Bourbonnais.

    Steve has been on the Board of Directors with Manteno Chamber of Commerce since 2013.

    Steve and his wife Connie, Director of Nurses for Kankakee Valley Hospice, have four children, Eric, Chris, Nikki and Kara, and four grandchildren, Annabel, Addison, Jonah and LuLu.

    Phone: 815-468-8100

  • Jamie Lockwood

    Jamie Lockwood

    Director

    Jamie is a lifelong resident of Manteno. She is a 1987 graduate of Manteno High School and received a Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing from Governors State University in 1992.

    She has served as Director of the Manteno Public Library since 2013.
    She joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2015.
    Jamie lives in Manteno with her husband, Paul, of 23 years and their two children.

    Phone: 815-468-3323

  • Patrick Mallaney

    Patrick Mallaney

    Director

    Patrick J. Mallaney has owned Mallaney's CARSTAR since 1976. He is also currently the Secretary of the Manteno School Board District 5.

    Pat is an active member in the community and the auto body industry. He is past president of both the Manteno Chamber of Commerce and Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce. He is the past president of the Manteno Rotary, secretary and past president of the Kankakee Chapter of the Medinah Shrine, current member of 100 Club and various wildlife preservation organizations. Pat served for two years as the Illinois Lead Instructor for I-Car. He was presented by Governor Jim Edgar the exemplary State of Illinois Business/Education Partnership Award, as well as the Sam Walton “Area Businessman of the Year” award.

    He has been presented the Business Person of the Year award by the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. He received the Volunteer of the Year award for the Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce. He was nominated Business Person of the Year by the Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce and awarded Franchisee of the Year by CARSTAR of North America.

    Patrick has lived in Manteno for 56 years and is married to wife, Julia. They have five children. Two daughters at Eastern Illinois University, one daughter at Manteno High School, one son at Manteno Middle School and one son at Manteno Elementary School.

    Phone: 815-468-8873

  • Emily Meyer

    Emily Meyer

    Director

    Dr. Emily Meyer is a 1986 graduate of Kankakee High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 1993 and later earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2013 from the University of Florida. She is a licensed pharmacist in both Illinois and Iowa.

    Emily is currently Director of Pharmacy at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Prior to Riverside, Emily was the Regional Director of Pharmacy for Presence St. Mary’s hospital in Kankakee and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. Dr. Meyer also serves as adjunct faculty for Olivet Nazarene University teaching Pharmacology for their Family Nurse Practitioner Certification program.

    She joined the Manteno Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2015.
    Dr. Meyer lives in Manteno with her husband, Mike, and their two children.

    Phone: 815-929-3449

  • Paul Russert

    Paul Russert

    Paul Russert is a Manteno resident and has served as a director since 1997. During this time he has been the secretary, vice-president, and the president of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. Paul graduated from Purdue University then went on to get his advanced degree from Chicago State University in Educational Administration and Supervision.

    Most recently he was the principal of Manteno High School from 1997 thru 2012. Currently Paul is retired along with his wife Dawn who is also the retired Superintendent of Schools in Manteno. Paul and Dawn have three adult children and eight grandchildren.

  • Becky Williamson

    Becky Williamson

    Director

    My name is Becky Williamson and I am a District Coordinator for Aflac. I am proud to be on the Board of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. I have been in Human Resources for much of my career, but decided I wanted to start my own business. Aflac provided a unique opportunity for me to do just that, but also gave me the backing and support of a Fortune 500 company while taking that leap. Working as a District Coordinator for Aflac has allowed me to mentor others, build my business and also build relationships with other business owners in our area. Aflac is a family built company and I am proud to represent those values in our community.

    While I love what I do with Aflac, in my spare time I love to have game nights with my family, play with my dogs and I really enjoyed watching the Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years! Go Cubs!!

    AFlac 10 N. Locust Suite 1
    Manteno, IL 60950
    Phone: (815) 768-2968

  • Jacob Emerson

    Jacob Emerson

    Director

    Jake Emerson is a 2002 graduate of Manteno High School. He earned his Bachelors Degree at Monmouth College in History and Education in 2006. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in School Improvement Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University in 2010.

    Jake taught and coached at Manteno High School for six years before becoming Assistant Principal at Manteno Elementary/Primary School. He spent two years as Asst. Principal before serving as Principal of Manteno Early Childhood Center for two years.

    He currently serves as Business Manager for Manteno CUSD No. 5.
    Jake lives in Manteno with his wife, Erin, and their two sons.

    84 N. Oak St : Manteno, IL 60950
    815-928-7008

  • Jim Hanley

    Jim Hanley

    Jim Hanley, attended grade school at St. Joseph’s in Manhattan and then went on to graduate from Providence Catholic High School.
    Jim graduated from Lewis University with two bachelors in Business Administration and History and then went on to obtain a M.B.A. with a focus in International Business.

    Jim has been a resident of Manteno since 2004 and operated a family owned construction business until 2011. In 2011, Jim was hired at the Village of Manteno as the Public Works department Supervisor of Streets and Alleys. In 2015, Jim was promoted to the Superintendent of Public Works.

    Jim, his wife Malissa and their children love living in Manteno; they are involved in soccer, dance and enjoy driving the golf cart throughout town!

  • Sherri Crawford-Willis

    Sherri Crawford-Willis

    Sherri is a 20 year resident of Manteno and has two sons, Harry and Hayden, who attend Manteno High School. She is one of the top Real Estate Agents in the county, recently voted the Rising Star for Kankakee Iroquois Ford Association of Realtors. She is active within the community, volunteering regularly at school events and serves on the Kankakee County Board of Health.

  • Sarah Marion

    Sarah Marion

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Sarah works hard to promote and strengthen our community by forming positive working relationships and to continue to build a strong business sector. People are her passion, and she makes it no secret in her work approach. She never shies away from a business challenge and is always eager to roll up her sleeves and find a solution. She also works to coordinate the many events in the Village of Manteno from Music in Manteno, the Golf Cart Parade, Movies in the Park, Oktoberfest the Lighting of Main Street and more. Her goal is to make Manteno the place to be for everyone of all ages!

    Sarah is a lifelong resident of Manteno. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications from Northern Illinois University. She was employed at Lazard Freres-an investment banking firm in Chicago for two years, and from there obtained her Master of Art in Teaching degree. She taught Elementary school in the Manteno School District for six years. In June of 2016, Sarah took on the dual role of Event Coordinator for the Village of Manteno and the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

    Sarah is married to her husband Ryan who also works for the Village of Manteno in the Public Works department. She enjoys exercising, travel and spending time with friends and family.

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