Chicago, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The Illinois Chamber of Commerce today announced Meghan Woltman, vice president of government and community relations for Advocate Health Care, as its new incoming chairperson and Brent Eichelberger, president of Commerce Bank in Illinois, as board chair elect. The announcement was made at the Illinois Chamber’s executive committee meeting held at 10 a.m. at BP America, Inc. in Chicago.
“We’re elated for the insight and expertise that Meghan and Brent will bring to the table in prominent leadership roles,” said Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch. “It’s an honor to continue to work alongside some of Illinois’ brightest business leaders.”
Currently, Woltman leads Advocate’s efforts in Springfield, Illinois and Washington, D.C. and works with hospital-based teams to build local partnerships with elected officials and community stakeholders to communicate the policy priorities of the system.
Woltman formerly served as vice-chairperson of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and has been a director on the board since 2011. She also sits on the Chicago Women in Government Relations board of directors.
“Both Meghan and Brent have been active members of our board and have proven to be effective and invaluable to our organization,” said Maisch.
Eichelberger, president of Commerce Bank Illinois, has over 29 years of experience in the banking industry and is involved in various leadership and banking roles. Eichelberger has been an active board member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and various other organizations.
This announcement comes as Chairman of the Board Tony Reinhart of Ford Motor Co. has completed an accomplished and successful two-year term.
“We want to extend our sincerest appreciation to Tony for his inventive leadership over his term as chairman. His dedication to the business community was vital to the Chamber’s successes the past two years. We owe him tremendous gratitude for his service in leadership,” said Maisch.
For more information about the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, visit: ILChamber.org