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 Petrilli

Chairman

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

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

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

Patrick Scheina

Board Member

Patrick is Managing Director and Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual.

Christy Wavering

Christy Wavering

Board Member & Expert, Accounting

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

Jessica Wiltsie Kocurek

Jessica Wiltsie Kocurek

Board Member

Jessica is the Owner of Willow & Birch Salon. She was previously a mentor and recently joined the Sangamon CEO board.

Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson

Board Member

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

Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson

Board Member

Leah is the Executive Director at the Kidzeum.

Cheree Morrison

Cheree Morrison

Advisor to the Board

Cheree is a Director of Secondary Schools and Programs at Springfield Public School District 186.

Dr. Jorge Villegas

Dr. Jorge Villegas

Board Member

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

Patrick Sellinger

Patrick Sellinger

Board Member

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

Michelle Tjelmeland

Michelle Tjelmeland

Board Member

Entrepreneur and Educator

Greg Matthews

Greg Matthews

Board Member

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