The state’s non-profit job creation group, Intersect Illinois has a new leader.
Governor Bruce Rauner announced Mark Peterson as the CEO. Peterson worked in job development and recruitment in Rochester New York. The Governor says that Intersect has helped secure 11,000 new jobs to be created in the state.
Peterson says focus will be placed on finding employers of all sizes but cultivating start up culture and helping small businesses grow is among the most important thing they can do.
The former CEO of Intersect Illinois Jim Schultz will be staying on as a board member of the organization.