iBi - December 2014

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They are visionaries: building the future of our community, advocating for the underserved, preparing the next generation of workers, and guiding organizations through times of great change. They are among Greater Peoria’s most influential leaders, and each is making a positive difference in the lives of others.

  • Our fourth annual Women of Influence issue comes on the heels of an influential election, with a record number of women elected to Congress.

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President, Tri-County Urban League

A community leader, uplifting the underserved through social and economic opportunities

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Chairperson, OSF HealthCare

A servant leader, healing through faithful service in healthcare

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Councilwoman and attorney, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen

An advocate for the City of Peoria, the poor, and victims of sexual and domestic abuse

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Cofounder, Startup Peoria

An innovative thinker, promoting the entrepreneurial spirit in Greater Peoria

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President and CEO, Midstate College

A life’s work in higher education, building a skilled and trained workforce

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Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Caterpillar Inc.

A leader at home and abroad, achieving success in business and in the community

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President and CEO, Farnsworth Group

A business leader, building our community in healthcare, education and transportation

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Executive director, Peoria Area World Affairs Council

A world-class educator, working to infuse a global perspective in Peoria

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