Meet the Sangamon CEO Board

Sangamon CEO’s board is made up of dedicated, energetic, and involved community leaders and business owners in Sangamon County. Board members are volunteers who share the same passion and vision of the Sangamon CEO program. Many of our members have been involved with the program since its inception, and they all play an important role in the success of our class each year. Learn more about them below:

Lisa Petrilli


Lisa is an attorney at Sorling Northrup. Lisa's son is a CEO alum and she has recently joined the board of directors.

Kathy Crum

Past Chairman

Kathy Crum is a retired Director of Teaching and Learning for Springfield District 186. She is a founding board member.

Mary Jo Wood

Program Administrator

Mary Jo is the Director of the Regional Office of Career & Technical Education. She is the administrator for the Sangamon CEO Program.

Patrick Scheina

Board Member

Patrick is Managing Director and Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual.

Christy Wavering

Board Member & Expert, Accounting

Christy is an experienced accountant with over 18 years’ experience. She has been a board member since 2017.

Brett Jackson

Board Member

Brett is the Chief Executive Officer of Systemax Corporation, and he joined the CEO board in 2018.

Leah Wilson

Board Member

Leah is the Executive Director at the Kidzeum.

Dr. Jorge Villegas

Board Member

Associate Professor & Chair, Business Administration University of Illinois — Springfield

Patrick Sellinger

Board Member

Patrick is the New Agent Development Director at The Real Estate Group

Greg Matthews

Board Member

Greg is the Vice President for North America & IT Solutions at Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS)

Brent Borah

Board Member

Vice President of Private Banking at Bank of Springfield

Zach Bromley

Board Member

Partner, Financial Advisor | Broadway Graham Wealth Partners

Chuck Davis

Board Member

Managing Partner at Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP.

Jamar Scott

Jamar Scott


Jamar is the Chief Equity and Implementation Officer at Springfield District 186.