Board Members

Meet the WACC CEO Board Members

  • Josh Johnson
    Advisory Member

    Organization:
    Whiteside Area Career Center

    Title: Director

  • Norm Deets
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Deets Farms

    Title: Owner

  • Joshua Knie
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Knie Appliance and TV, Inc.

    Title: Store Manager

  • Jeremy Englund
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Dixon Chamber of Commerce & Main Street

    Title: Executive Director

  • Kris Noble
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

    Title: Executive Director

  • Chris Tennyson
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties ROE

    Title: Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools

  • Deb Trancoso
    Secretary

    Organization:
    BorgWarner

  • Julie Jacobs
    Treasurer

    Organization:
    Blackhawk Hills Regional Council

    Title: Office Manager

  • Deana Jones
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Wahl Clipper Corporation

    Title: Staffing and Training Manager

  • Debbi Kelly
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Newman Catholic High School

    Title: Counselor

  • Gary Sandrock
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Sandrock Farms

    Title: Owner

  • Jamie Leech
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Rock Falls High School

    Title: Counselor

  • Margo Empen
    Board Chair

    Organization:
    Dixon Public School District 170

    Title: Superintendent

  • Sandi Baylor-Schmidt
    Board Member

    Organization:
    Sterling CGH Medical Center

    Title: Director of HR

  • Jerry Binder
    Advisory Member

    Organization:
    Whiteside Area Career Center

    Title: Director of Program Development