Board & Exec


Vermilion Advantage Board members give generously of their time, expertise and financial resources to support our efforts to grow and improve Vermilion County.  Collectively, they establish the directives for implementing and attaining our goals.


Chair Bob Ervin, General Manager, Aqua Illinois
President Vicki Haugen, Vermilion Advantage
Vice Chair Jon Stalcup, Plant Leader, Fiberteq
Im. Past Chair T.J. Morris, Market President, Iroquois Federal 
Secretary Tom Warner, CEO, thyssenkrupp Presta, Danville, LLC
Treasurer Dr. Stephen Nacco, President, Danville Area Community College 
Director Jeff Burgoyne, Senior VP Commercial, First Midwest Bank
Director  Mike Hulvey, President, Neuhoff Family Broadcasting 
Director Dave Kramp, Director, Quaker Oats 
Director Dan Laughner, Vice President, First Financial Bank
Director Deanna Witzel, Co-owner, DND Witzel Enterprises (d/b/a/ McDonald's)
Director Linda Darby, CEO, Trigard/Greenwood Inc.  
Director Dr. Jared Rogers, President, OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center
Director Sam Cole, Donohue & Associates 
At Large Rickey Williams, City of Danville Mayor
At Large Larry Baughn, Vermilion County Board Chairman
Ex-Officio Scott Bennett, State Senator 
Ex-Officio Tom Bennett, State Representative 
Ex-Officio Mike Marron, State Representative


  • Doug Ahrens Danville Sanitary District, Director 
  • Jim Anderson Retired Executive 
  • Mike Arbuckle Danville Bldg & Constr.Trades, Business Manager  
  • Sherri Askren United Way of Danville Area, Executive Director
  • Dr. Angele Burns East Central IL Community Action Agency, CEO
  • Nick Chatterton VVEDS, Systems Director
  • Michelle Chesnut Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Gen. Manager
  • Marvin Clemmons AutoZone, DC Manager
  • Karly Combest Ameren, Community Relations Coordinator 
  • Cindy Compton Village Mall, Manager  
  • Denise Crowder Old National Bank, Vice President
  • Jeremy Cunningham Meijer, Store Director
  • Kevin Dawson Viscofan, VP Human Resources
  • Rev. Dale DeNeal Second Church of Christ, Pastor
  • Tim Donahoe McLane Midwest, General Manager
  • Darren Duncan Duncan Farms, Owner
  • Rick Elkin Heartland Properties Group, President
  • Jeff Fauver Catlin Bank, President
  • J.R. Fregia Courtesy Ford, Owner
  • Chet Fritz KIK, Comptroller
  • Dr. Alicia Geddis Danville Dist. #118, Superintendent
  • David George Greenhouse Mega Store, President
  • Rod Golden CCMSI, Vice President 
  • Kevin Green Kickapoo Rail Trail
  • John Griebat Bunge Milling, Regional Director
  • Tara Hafner Christie Clinic, Clinical Services Manager 
  • Nick Hill Old National Bank, Retail Center Manager
  • Amy Hoose Mervis Industries, HR Director 
  • Chris Kittell Raymond James Financial, Partner
  • Amy Lee Carle, VP Primary Care
  • Jesse Lira Arconic, Production Manager
  • Bruce Lutes REG Danville, LLC, General Manager
  • Michael Mervis Vermilion Development, Owner
  • Larry Moss Automational International, Inc., President/CEO
  • Phil Muehl CliftonLarsonAllen, Partner
  • Bill Nicholls Retired Executive
  • Wes Norris Hyster-Yale, Director Parts Operation  
  • Gardner Peck Danville Metal Stamping Co., Inc., Assoc. VP of Mfg.
  • Jim Picillo Watchfire Signs, Signworks Mfg. Manager 
  • Kathie Porter IBEW, Training Director 
  • Alan Puzey Country Financial 
  • John Reed The News Gazette
  • Kelley Sermak Veteran's Administration, Interim Director 
  • Dori Stone Sleep Inn & Suites, General Manager
  • Jeff Summers Media One Visual Arts, Owner
  • Auston Surprenant Danville Area Board of Realtors
  • Scott Towne Towne Machine & Tool, Owner
  • Heather Tucker Carle, Interim Director
  • Michelle Vandiver Walgreens Accounting, Director of Accounting Services
  • John Vogt thyssenkrupp Crankshaft, Human Resource Manager
  • Tim Ward Republic Services, Division Sales Manager 
  • Mike Weese Vermilion County Mayors' Council, Chair and Mayor of Westville
  • Amy Winter Commercial News, Publisher
  • Richard Woodard Woodard’s Computing Services, Owner
  • Julie Zimmerman Genpact, Vice President