Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of five Permanent Members from the Jackson County Board, City of Carbondale, City of Murphysboro, Southern Illinois University and Southern Illinois Airport Authority, and six Community Members elected from the general membership of Jackson Growth Alliance. Community membership is based on financial contributions to Jackson Growth Alliance and includes businesses, individuals and public entities.

Board of Directors of JGA
Jennifer Olson, Chairman Vice President, Farmers State Bank
Brad Fager, Vice Chairman Vice President, Fager McGee Commercial Construction
George Sheffer, Secretary/Treasurer Owner, Murdale True Value
Steven Bost Attorney, Miller and Bost Attorneys At Law
Bryce Cramer Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (Retired)
Cheryl Endres Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Silkworm, Inc.
Kyle Harfst Executive Director, Southern Illinois Research Park and SIU Economic and Regional Development
Tom Redmond Member, Jackson County Board
Phil Schaefer   Vice President and Administrator, Southern Illinois Healthcare and SIH Medical Group
Gary Shafer    Manager, Southern Illinois Airport Authority   
Praveen Sunny Vice President & Civil Engineering Director, Asaturian and Eaton and Associates P.C.
Gary Williams City Manager, City of Carbondale


Jeff Doherty, Executive Director