Visit QC’s Herrell to lead Illinois tourism board for third term

Dave Herrell

Dave Herrell, the president and CEO of Visit Quad Cities, has again been named chairman of the Illinois Council of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (ICCVB).

Mr. Herrell, who serves as the current ICCVB chairman, will begin his third year of leading the nonprofit when the fiscal year 2023-2024 begins, effective July 1. 

“I am deeply honored to serve as chairman of ICCVB and work alongside my industry colleagues to drive our visitor economy forward,” Mr. Herrell said in a news release. 

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“ICCVB and its members are creating significant value for Illinois communities in every corner of the state,” he said. “I look forward to the continued collaboration with the Illinois Office of Tourism, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and Governor (JB)Pritzker’s team to build tourism, help share Illinois’ story to millions from around the world, and to support an innovative economy where all can thrive.”

The council announced its new full slate of officers and directors in the release. Mr. Herrell is the only representative from the Quad Cities area. The new 2023-2024 board includes: Dave Herrell, chairman; Jayne DeLuce, immediate past chair, Visit Champaign County; Brittany Henry, first vice-chair, Jacksonville Area CVB; Cory Jobe, second vice-chair, Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau; Bob Navarro, treasurer, Heritage Corridor CVB; and Cort Carlson, secretary, Aurora Area CVB. 

The 2023-2024 directors-at-large are: Scott Dahl, Springfield CVB; J.D. Dalfonso, Discover Peoria; Beth Marchetti, DuPage CVB; Krisilee Murphy, Elgin Area CVB; Randy Newcomb, Galesburg CVB; Lynn Osmond, Choose Chicago. Ex-officios are: Maureen Riedy, Visit Lake County; and Ashlee Spiller, VisitSI.

 The ICCVB represents the 37 DCEO-certified convention & visitor bureaus in all parts of Illinois and works with state partners to effectively and efficiently attract visitors to their communities. For more information, visit ICCVB’s website.  

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