Connect SI: Collaborating for Regional Prosperity
 
Kathy Lively, Executive Director, Connect SI
Kathy Lively,
Executive Director

 

Our Leadership
The Connect SI Foundation leadership consists of individuals, businesses, organizations, and communities who are committed to bringing prosperity to our region through innovative collaboration.

CSI Foundation Board

  • Terry, Bruce, Illinois Eastern Community College
  • Lori Cox, Illinois Small Business Development Center, SIC
  • Bryce Cramer, Egyptian Electric Coop Association
  • William Dill, Franklin County Regional Economic Development (FREDCO)
  • Rex Duncan, SIUC, Office of Economic and Regional Development
  • Jody Johnson, University of Illinois – Extension
  • Sarah Mann, Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission (GWRPC)
  • Cary Minnis, Greater Egypt Regional Planning and
    Development Commission
  • Julie Patera, Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning &
    Development Commission (SIRPDC)
  • Darren Pulley, John A. Logan College
  • Steve Scates, Scates Farms
  • Woody Thorne, Southern Illinois Healthcare
  • Lisa Thurston, Southern Five Regional Planning District

Leadership Advisory Committee

  • Cynde Bunch, Walker's Bluff
  • Kim Harber, Madison Communications
  • Dr. Robert Mees, John A. Logan College, Office of the President
  • Dr. Genn Poshard, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale,
    Office of the President
  • Jonah Rice, Southeastern Illinois College
  • Duane Stucky, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
  • Phil Summers, Mt. Carmer Register
  • Rusty Wanstreet, USDA Rural Development
  • Russ Ward, Jerkins Creative Consulting
  • Larry Woolard, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Executive Team

  • Kathy Lively, Executive Director, Connect SI
  • Rex Duncan, Southern Illinois University
  • Steven Mitchell, Man-Tra-Con Corporation
  • Woody Thorne, Southern Illinois Healthcare
  • Jody Johnson, University of Illinois Extension
  • Terry Bruce, Illinois Eastern Community College
  • Cary Minnis, Greater Egypt Regional Planning and
    Development Commission

Healthcare Co-Chairs

  • Woody Thorne, Southern Illinois Healthcare
  • Tom Blyth, St. Mary's Good Samaritan

Network Provider Co-Chairs

  • Brad Housewright, Broadband Illinois/Connect SI
  • Ray Cagle, Clearwave Communications
  • Eric Shadley, Frontier Communications

Lead SI Chair

  • Bryce Cramer, Egyptian Electric Co-op


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