Governor Announces New Intersect Illinois CEO


Published on May 18 2017 6:26 pm
Last Updated on May 18 2017 6:26 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Governor Bruce Rauner Thursday announced Intersect Illinois has hired a new CEO to continue to build on its successful inaugural year. Mark S. Peterson comes to Illinois from the Greater Rochester Enterprise in upstate New York.

"In just one year, Intersect Illinois has secured the commitment of 11,000 new jobs to Illinois, and Mark will help take that to the next level," Governor Rauner said. "Mark has a proven track record of creating jobs and helping existing companies expand. We're excited to see him build on the incredible foundation Intersect Illinois has built over the past year."

Peterson brings more than 30 years of experience in economic development and non-profit fundraising to Intersect Illinois. Since 2005, he has worked for the Greater Rochester Enterprise and recruited dozens of new companies and more than $2 billion in new investment to the Rochester, NY region.

Peterson will replace Jim Schultz of Effingham, who announced his intention to step down as CEO in January.