Economic Development & Workforce Training Committee

This committee focuses on creating economic growth and stability in the Riverbend market area.  The committee develops ways to retain, nurture our existing businesses…while promoting our region to new potential businesses.  The committee serves as a resource for our members to help become integrated in our community and will provide monthly updates on news that could positively or negatively affect the area and our members.  The committee also promotes and assists with programs that focus on workforce development.


Lori Artis | Lewis and Clark Community College

Thomas Berry, Jr. | Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jake Bodi | Ameren

Brian Campbell | Colman’s Country Campers

Melissa Erker | Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery

Pam Heepke | Heepke Farms

John Keller | RiverBend Growth Association

Tim Kuebrich | Lake Drive Logistics

Alan Meyer | 1st MidAmerica Credit Union

David Miller

Jim Rankin | West Star Aviation

James Rogalsky | Old Bakery Beer Company

Jane Saale | Cope Plastics

Jerald Rumph | OSF Healthcare Saint Anthony’s Health Center

Bernie Sebold Illinois American Water

Terry ShewmakeInt’l. Brotherhood of Elect. Workers #649

Dan St. Peters | St. Peters Hardware & Rental, Inc.

Denise WolffBerkshire Hathaway Home Services Select Properties (CHAIRMAN)