Chamber Board Reorganizes for 2013

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Published on January 30 2013 8:09 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors seated new directors and elected new officers at its annual meeting.

Elected to serve on the Board for three years are Jerry Doll, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nova Solutions; Jeff Fritchtnitch, Superintendent, Altamont Community Unit #10; Kary Jansen, Owner, Jansen’s Auto Sales; Dr. Ryan Jennings, President, Marshall Clinic and Chief Medical Officer, St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital; and Kris Zerrusen, Energy Market Specialist, South Central FS.

(NEW BOARD DIRECTORS {l-r}: KARY JANSEN, JEFF FRITCHTNITCH, KRIS ZERRUSEN, JIM NIEMANN AND JERRY DOLL)

Retiring Chairman of the Board Kevin Gouchenouer, Broker / Owner, Century 21 Realty Concepts, welcomed Bill Teichmiller, Chief Executive Officer, EJ Water Cooperation, as incoming 2013 Chairman.

(FROM LEFT: KEVIN GOUCHENOUER AND BILL TEICHMILLER)

Joining Teichmiller on the Executive Committee are Vice President Community Development Jeni Hagen, Community Relations Coordinator, Ameren Illinois; Vice President Business Development Carl Schwinke, Vice President of Grain Supply, Siemer Milling Company; Vice President Membership Development Lisa Kingery, Director of Sales, BB & K Development; Vice President Workforce Development Joe Forbes, President, Versatech, LLC; Chair-Elect Mark Probst, Owner, Probst Auto Body; and Treasurer Dean Kremer, Chief Financial Officer, First National Bank of Dieterich.

(ELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE {l-r}: DEAN KREMER, LISA KINGERY, JENI HAGEN AND MARK PROBST)

Other Board Directors currently serving are Roger Bloemker, President, America’s Select Homes; Andy Grunloh, President, Crossroads Bank; Cindy Jansen, Vice President, Jansen’s Heating & Air; Karen Kull, Kluthe Center Director, Lake Land College; and Dan Woods, Emeritus Member. Ex-Officio Board members are Jim Arndt, City Administrator, City of Effingham; Jim Niemann, Chairman, Effingham County Board; and Matt Dasenbrock, President, Effingham YBNext.

Honored for service on the Chamber Board were retiring directors Lee Beckman, Partner, Milano and Grunloh Engineers; Rob Bradshaw, Sales and Operations Manager, Support Products; Debbie Niebrugge, Administrative Manager, Sherwin Williams Distributing; Jayme Schultheis, Director of Human Resources, Heartland Dental Care; and Dan Clasby, Principal, Sacred Heart School. Gouchenouer will remain on the Board as Immediate Past Chairman.