Pekin Chamber Trivia

            The longest serving Executive Director is William T. “Bill” Fleming, who was hired in June of 2001 and has served the organization for over 16 years.

            The Executive Director with the shortest tenure was A.W. Tartar, who was hired on February 15, 1952.  He resigned 17 months later.

            Florence Westphal was the first female member of the board of directors, serving from 1957 to 1959. 

In 1991 Carol Shields was elected as the first female president of the organization.  She later became the first female Executive Director in 1996. 


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