About Us

Who We Are
Board of Directors

Peoria Promise
P.O. BOX 10226
Peoria, IL 61612

Our Executive Board

Mayor Jim Ardis, Chairman of the Board

Paul Beiersdorf , President
Illinois Central College 

Dr. Rob Bell, Vice President
Midwest Orthopedic

Emily Valerio, Treasurer

Janaki Nair, Secretary
Elias, Meginnes & Seghetti

Marylean Abney, Past President 
Retired, Caterpillar, Inc. 

Paul Hammond, Past President 
Retired, Caterpillar, Inc. 


Our Board of Directors

Andre Allen 
Methodist College of UnityPoint Health

Jimmy Dillon
West Central Building Trades

Mike Gudat
March 2 Ventures

Clara Hooks 
Retired, Caterpillar, Inc.

Eric Larson
Illinois American Water

Rhonda Milburn
Keller Williams Realty

Glenn Ross
Retired, Caterpillar, Inc.

Sally Snyder
Community Leader

Kathleen Taylor

Evan Thomas
UnityPoint Health


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