Executive Club of Champaign County

A professional club for executive women

About the Board of Directors

Executive Club of Champaign County's board handles the growth and maintenance of ECCC, including membership, social events and networking, research and public relations, newsletter, programs, and operations and logistics. The board meets during the first week of each month. Members serve staggered two-year terms that begin in September.

The board's officers include:

  • President Joni Utnage, Molitor Financial Group
    The president provides leadership and direction in the fulfillment of ECCC’s purpose. Presides at board meetings and monthly luncheon meetings. Coordinates activities of all committees
  • Vice President Danielle Runyon, University of Illinois
    Assists the president in carrying out responsibilities, and presides in the president’s absence.
  • Secretary Triss Henderson, Parkland College 
    Takes minutes at all board meetings.
  • Treasurer Lisa Hirst, Napleton Automotive
    Maintains all monies, financial records, and accounting. Collects money and records reservations for monthly luncheon meetings.

Six additional members and the immediate past president (who serves as the ex-officio member) include:

  • Membership Chair Sue Lenschow, Lenschow Insurance & Financial Services
    Responsible for accepting new member applications and presenting them to board for approval. Responsible for annual membership renewal.
  • Programs Chair Mary-Lynn Foster, Bigg Success
    Responsible for monthly luncheon meeting program speakers.
  • Social Events & Networking Chair Sarah Bell, Expedia Worldwide
    Organize and coordinate social events and networking opportunities to meet the needs and requests of members.
  • Communications Chair Erin Ciciora, University of Illinois
    Send monthly enewsletter to all members and help maintain the ECCC website.
  • Outreach Chair Allison Winter, University of Illinois
    Works to increase awareness of ECCC to potential members in Champaign County, with the ultimate goal of bringing new, qualified, contributing members into the club.
  • Operations/Logistics Chair Rachel Pirkle, University of Illinois
    Plans monthly luncheon meeting location and menu, and assists treasurer with check-in.
  • Ex-Officio Karen Blatzer,  Clark-Lindsey
    Provides experienced guidance to board, participates in ECCC audits, and reviews monthly bank statements.
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