Our People

Board of Directors and Senior Advisers, 2019-2020

  • Greg Cassidy, Senior Vice President of Program Services, TCRC Inc., Tremont, IL
  • Greg Cook, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Paul Davis Restoration, Normal, IL
  • Lincoln "Linc" Hobson, Tazewell County Clerk, Pekin, IL
  • Dakota Horn, Lecturer and Course Director, Communications Department, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • Dennis Kief, Public Administration Consultant, Pekin, IL
  • Scott Kriegsman, Attorney at Law, Pekin, IL
  • Janet Lange, Executive Director, Continuing Education, Bradley University
  • Carol Merna, Executive Director, The Center for Prevention of Abuse, Pekin, IL
  • Shaun Newell, News Director, WMBD/WYZZ-TV
  • John Redlingshafer, Esq., Attorney and Shareholder, Mescher, Rinehart, and Redlingshafer, Washington, IL
  • Timmothy J. Schwartz, Dentist, Pekin, IL
  • Debbie Simon, Retired President and CEO, Unity Point Health, Central IL, Peoria, IL
  • Brad Stotler, Congressional Aide, Peoria, IL
  • Leslie K. Weyhrich, CPA and Partner, Wolf, Tesar & Company, P.C., Pekin, IL
  • Jim Wolf, Wolf Financial Advisors, LLC, Pekin, IL


  • Janet Lange, President
  • Greg Cassidy, Vice President
  • Leslie Weyhrich, Treasurer
  • Denny Kief, Secretary

Senior Advisers

  • Hon. Ray LaHood, Retired

National Advisory Council

  • Jeffrey Bernstein, Professor of Political Science, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
  • C. Lawrence “Larry” Evans, Newton Family Professor of Government, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA
  • Richard Hunt, Director of the Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC
  • KC Johnson, American History Professor, Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sean Kelly, Professor of Political Science, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo CA
  • Sheryl Vogt, Director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia, Athens GA
  • Nancy Beck Young, Professor of History, University of Houston


Contact Information

The Dirksen Congressional Center
2815 Broadway
Pekin, Illinois 61554