The staff at GEDC and its committee members are dedicated to helping you and your business find solutions in an effort to help companies meet their growth objectives.

Please contact Nancy, Nikki or Dawn should you have questions, or you need any assistance.

Nancy E. Norton, President & CEO

Nikki Wills, Business Director

Dawn Divis, Administrative Assistant

2021 Full Board Committee Members

John Adler*  Aflac, representing the Chamber of Commerce
Amanda Anderson –
First Midwest Bank
Chris Balkema*Grundy County Board
Gideon Blustein – Illinois REALTORS
Suzy Brown, The Newberg Group
Pete Brummel* – Grundy Bank
Lance Copes 
Tom Dohm Morris Hospital 
Mike Donnelly
Tom Durkin 
 Village of Channahon
Matt Fritz – Village of Coal City
Mike Gerrish
– UBC Local 174
Ryan Hansen* – Chamlin and Associates
Phil Hansett
– Exelon Nuclear – Dresden Station
Ben Hutchinson*  Metalstamp
Terry Kernc* Village of Diamond
Dick Kopczick – City of Morris




Norm Lardi Village of South Wilmington
Kenny Lee
Minooka High School District 111
Tawnya Mack* – Mack & Associates
Brett Madison* 
John McCann*
– ComEd
Judy Mitchell – Joliet Junior College
Drew Muffler – Grundy County Board

Matt Reed* 
 Aux Sable Liquid Products
Jeff Rzasa  Busey Bank
Ken Sandeno
– “D” Construction
Andy Schwerha* Aux Sable Liquid Products
Dave Silverman – Mahoney, Silverman & Cross
Tavio Tammaru – Clarius Partners, LLC
Larry Tarman
Barry Thompson –  Village of Minooka
Mike Wright – Edward Jones

* Executive Committee Member