2900 W. Main Street
The goal of the Global Strategies Director is to encourage collaboration, innovation, and globalization among existing businesses and industries in West Central Illinois by addressing common challenges and pursuing common opportunities. This would include identifying growth opportunities, expanding markets, removing obstacles to growth, increasing investment, and facilitating the retention and creation of jobs.
Gary has over 30 years of experience in Investment and Commercial Banking and has founded and sold two financial service companies. He holds a B.A. in Political Science & Metropolitan Studies from Valparaiso University and an M.P.A. from Kent State University. Gary received IEDC certification from Southern Illinois University. He also holds certificates in Emergency and Disaster Management (Harper College), Innovation (Northwestern University), and Serial Innovation (University of Illinois BIS).