Governor Bruce Rauner has announced that Effingham Resident Jim Schultz will become the Chief Executive Officer at the Illinois Business and Economic Development Corporation (ILBEDC). Schultz is currently the Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Governor Rauner has designated Sean McCarthy as Acting Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
McCarthy currently serves as the Governor’s Policy Advisor for Economic Development and has experience working in economic development at the community, state and federal level. As Acting Director, McCarthy will collaborate with Schultz and the ILBEDC to further economic development in Illinois.