Illinois State Chamber CEO to speak at Jefferson Co. Chamber luncheon | Community Spirit
JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Illinois State Chamber CEO will speak at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Thursday, August 16.
As president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Douglas L. Whitley leads the Chamber’s charge to aggressively promote the interests of Illinois business.
The luncheon will be at Green Hills at noon on Thursday, and features the Mayor as their spotlight speaker as well.
Whitley has been a registered Illinois lobbyist for more than 30 years. He has a long record of business leadership and expertise in taxation and regulation, which he has earned in a career spanning the public and private sectors.
Before joining the Illinois Chamber, Whitley was President of Ameritech Illinois. He served two years as Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue during the administration of Governor Jim Edgar. Before that, Whitley was president of the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois for 14 years. In earlier years, he was a legislative staff member in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Whitley and his wife Joanne live in Kane County; they have three children.
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