ILBCC Board of Directors

We are honored to have a working Board of Directors committed to the advancement of our mission.


  • Larry Ivory, President and CEO, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Robert Dale, Chairman Emeritus, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Lester Blair, Treasurer and President of Blair Capitol
  • Sharla Roberts, Director Procurement Diversity for the University of Illinois
  • George Coleman, Northern Regional Vice President
  • William Kyles, Central Regional Vice President and President of Champagne Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Lee Coleman, Southern Regional Vice President and President, St. Clair County BCC
  • Rod Young, Vice President of Business Development, The Will Group
  • George Williams, President and CEO, PMI Energy
  • John Griffin Jr., President, AGB Investigative Services
  • Rev. Arthur Gass, Former President of the Lake County Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Sutton, President, Infrastructure Engineering
  • Joyce Johnson, President – Anchor Staffing
  • Ben McMillan, President and CEO, IDG Architects
  • Nose Ehimwenmen, President, Bowa Construction
  • Antonio Baxton, President, Baxton and Associates
  • Nauteia Brass, President, Insure It
  • Crystal Young, President, Sustainable Custom Solutions
  • Tina Augustus, President and CEO, Elevate Services
  • Malcolm Crawford, Founder & Executive Director, AAABNA
  • Celeitra Clay, President, Events by CeCe
  • Patricia West, President, The Torch Newspaper
  • Wole Adeoye, President, Victory Pharmacy
  • Michael Houston, Vice President, Ardmore Roderick Group
  • Dr. Jeffrey Sterling, President, SIMCO Illinois
  • Dr. Carla Hightower, MD, MBA, Living Health Works, LLC
  • Attorney Demitrus Evans, Manager, The Evans International Law Firms, LLC
  • Stephanie Hickman, President/CEO, Trice Construction Company
  • Keymanna Paulas, Chief Operating Officer at Georgia Entertainment Association Inc
  • Jackie Dyess, President, Inter City Supply Co.


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