Chamber Week: History of Executive Directors

The management staff position with the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce was originally called secretary or managing secretary.  Eventually the designation was changed to executive director.  These people have served in that position: 

1916-1920       Phil H. Sipfle

1920-1923       James H. Braucht

1923-1925       Leonard D’Ooge

1925-1929       Ormond F. Lyman

1929-1938       John S. Patterson

1938-1941       Francis O. Neer

1941-1945             Ross E. Anderson

1945-1952       Britt B. Blair

1952-1953       A.W. Tarter

1953-1959       R.J. Lindley

1959-1962       Paul E. Burkhardt
1962-1970       R.H. “Bud” More
1970-1984       Leland S. “Lee” Williams

1985-1987       Ralph T. Brower

1987-1989       Kevin L. Rosner

1989-1993       Willard E. Birkmeier
1993-1996       Charles H. “Chic” Renner
1996-2001       Carol A. Shields

2001-present   William T. Fleming


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