Board Of Directors


Foundation Board of Directors
Michael Bohannon
Mr. Bohannon is an alumnus of Lake Land College and North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He played basketball for both schools and was a Division III All-American basketball player in 1987 at North Central College. He is the Operations Manager of Bolin Enterprises, Inc. in Casey, Illinois. Bolin Enterprises, Inc. is a pipeline and tank maintenance company. Mr. Bohannon’s certifications include NCCER Master Trainer and NACE Level 1 Coating Inspector. He is involved with several professionally-related groups. He was a player for Turner Trucking Men’s Slow-Pitch Softball Team, which was inducted to the Illinois ASA Hall of Fame in 2011. He also currently serves as president for the Casey Country Club. He and his wife Randi have five children.
Foundation Board of Directors
Tom Grunloh
Vice President
Tom Grunloh is the sole owner of Grunloh Construction, Inc. in Effingham, Illinois and has built, what started as a family business, into one of Central Illinois Largest Union Affiliated Commercial General Contractors. Tom is also an avid land developer. Tom is a life-long resident of Effingham. He is an active member in several non- profit boards along with a board member at National Bank of Hillsboro. Tom enjoys his life with his significant partner Autumn Koester and two Children Mailli (2014) and Logan (2015). Mr. Grunloh attended Lake Land College in 1981 & 1982 and studied Business Administration. He attributes much of his success on the education and experiences that he received at the college.
Foundation Board of Directors
Lisa Kallis
Lisa Kallis, from Charleston, IL, is the Director of Dental Hygiene at Heartland Dental in Effingham, IL. She earned her bachelors degree in science/community health from Eastern Illinois University and her Dental Hygiene degree from Parkland College. She was a former Clinical Instructor of Dental Hygiene at Lake Land College from 1992-1998 and is currently on the Lake Land College Dental Hygiene Advisory Board. Lisa is the past President of the Illinois Dental Hygiene Association Illini Component and currently serves on Crest/Oral B Clinical Advisory Board and Orapharma Clinical Advisory Board. Her and her husband Mike are the owners of Sound Source Music in Mattoon, IL and have 4 children. Mike and one of their daughters graduated from Lake Land College, and she was on the Laker Volleyball team.
Foundation Board of Directors
Madge Shoot
Ms.Shoot is the Comptroller for Lake Land College. Ms. Shoot serves as the treasurer of the Lake Land College Alumni Association. Ms. Shoot also teaches adjunct business classes for Lake Land College. She was previously employed as an Assistant Controller for a local manufacturing firm. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration and is also an alumni of Lake Land College.
Foundation Board of Directors
Debbie Benefiel

Mrs. Benefiel is a pharmacy technician at Pearman Pharmacy, Paris. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville. She serves on the Board of Deacons of the Presbyterian Church in Paris and is a member of the Membership and Evangelism Committee. The past president of the Board of Directors of the Paris Community YMCA, Mrs. Benefiel is currently a member of the Heritage Club, a trustee of the Paris YMCA Special Endowment Trust, and the Board of Directors of the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan.

Foundation Board of Directors
Michelle Blackwell

Michelle Blackwell is Vice President, Finance at Peoples Bank & Trust in Pana, Illinois. She has over twenty years of accounting experience in various fields including tax, auditing, manufacturing, and community banking. Michelle was previously CFO of First National Bank of Pana and held various accounting management positions in her 10 years at ADM. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Concentration in MIS from Millikin University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Michelle is a native of Pana, Illinois where she currently resides with her husband, Troy and three children and is active in the community coaching girl’s basketball.

Foundation Board of Directors
Dr. Jonathan “Josh” Bullock
Dr. Bullock joined Lake Land College on July 1, 2013. He has more than 20 years of experience in higher education following a successful career as an entrepreneur. Most recently he served as the vice president for strategic advancement at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, Wis., where he led strategic planning, new program development, marketing and grant funding initiatives. Dr. Bullock plans to become involved in the Lake Land College community by working with area businesses and engaging in community service. He has a doctoral degree from Marian University in Fond du Lac, a master’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh and a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Foundation Board of Directors
Steve Childers

Steven Childers is the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Consolidated Communications. He has a diversified background in accounting, finance and in operations with Consolidated Communications. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2004, with responsibilities for all accounting, treasury, tax and regulatory functions at the company. Childers has served on the board of directors of the Eastern Illinois University Foundation and is currently serving on the Board of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce. Childers holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife live in the area and have one daughter. He enjoys running and playing golf.

Foundation Board of Directors
Alan Fedrigon

Mr. Fedrigon is a farmer and retired Senior Engineering Project Team Leader at Caterpillar, Inc. in Decatur, Ill. He earned an associate degree from Lake Land College and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He serves as the chairman of the Board of Elders at Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville, Ill., and is a big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Macon County. In 2015, Mr. Fedrigon was awarded “Big” of the year for the State of Illinois, which nominated him for the National “Big” of the year. He enjoys golfing, boating and riding motorcycles. He lives in rural Shelbyville.

Foundation Board of Directors
Dr. Tom Fonner

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Foundation Board of Directors
Dave Frisse
Ex-Officio – Legal Counsel
Mr. Frisse is the Senior Partner of Frisse and Brewster Law Offices, LLC, which has offices in Paris, Terre Haute and Effingham. He concentrates in business and estate planning law. David lectures extensively and is a contributing author of two books; Love, Money and Control: Reinventing Estate Planning and The Complete Guide to Estate Planning & Financial Planning in Turbulent Times. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Notre Dame and a Law degree from St. Louis University. He is a member of the American, Illinois and Indiana Bar Associations and was admitted to practice in Illinois, Indiana and Federal Courts. He is also a part of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, The Dave Frisse Band, The Vigo County Historical Society, The Paris Community Recreational Endowment Board, The Paris Community Hospital Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for Fundraising for Ivy Tech Community College.
Foundation Board of Directors
Tim Gover

Tim is the current Mayor of Mattoon, and is a retired Professor of Finance from Eastern Illinois University after serving 32 years. He operated as a director at First Federal Savings and Loan in Mattoon for more than 37 years as well. A lifelong resident of Mattoon, Tim was elected City Commissioner in May of 2009 and was appointed Acting Mayor by the City Council in May 2010 after the resignation of Mayor David W. Cline. In April 2011, he was elected to serve as Mayor for the remaining two years of the unexpired term through 2013. Re-elected in 2013 and in 2017, his term ends in 2021. He is a director of the Coles County Council on Aging and served for 11 years as President during which time the LifeSpan Center was built. LifeSpan is a multi-million dollar 26,000 square foot facility serving people of all ages in Coles County. Tim also served as Governor of Rotary District 6490 in 1995-96 and is active in several other organizations.

Foundation Board of Directors
Rich Hartke

Richard Hartke, a Lake Land alumni, is a Financial Professional with The Prudential Insurance Company of America. He has been in the financial services industry for 20+ years serving both Effingham and Champaign, Illinois communities. He has earned MDRT Life Member designation, Life Founders Gold Award and Masters Council recognitions. Passionate for technology within education, Rich served on the Techtopolis committee, which raised funds to provide every student within Teutopolis schools a Chromebook. Rich and his wife, Angie, are life-long residents of Teutopolis, IL where they have raised their three children. He is also the President of Teutopolis Community For Progress, a board dedicated to the economic development and improvement of its community.

Foundation Board of Directors
Rudy Huber
Ex-Officio – Alumni Assn. President
Rudy Huber, Sullivan, a 1976 Lake Land College graduate, began farming the same year in Douglas County. He began auctioneering with his father in 1981, joining the Huber Auction Team. In 2000, he became a licensed independent insurance agent with CF & H Insurance, located in Sullivan, Windsor and Monticello, where his wife, Linda is president. Huber is also a Republican Precinct Committeeman and a member of the Sullivan Rotary and Sullivan Country Club. He is a former board member of these organizations, as well.
Foundation Board of Directors
Brian Hutchins

Bio coming soon!

Foundation Board of Directors
Jacqueline S. Joines, CRFE
Foundation Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director for College Advancement
Jackie Joines serves as Executive Director for College Advancement at Lake Land College where she oversees foundation operations and alumni services. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in the integration of technology to improve the capabilities and efficiencies of the office in serving donors and alumni. She has led efforts that have grown Foundation assets from $8 million to $12.8 million, employee participation rates from 17% to 66%, implemented an annual giving program, and the College annual Homecoming event.Ms. Joines received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Technology from Eastern Illinois University. She is also a 1997 graduate of the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series fellowship, and a 1998 graduate of the former National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary. She has carried the distinction as a certified fundraising executive since 2002 and is currently the only certified fundraising executive practicing in Coles County. She has served as a CFRE Review Course faculty member in 2014 and Fundraising Fundamentals course in 2016 for the East Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.Jackie came to Lake Land College from Eastern Illinois University where she served as Director of Development for 17 years. During her tenure she represented the needs of the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, The College of Education and Professional Studies and the Honors College with alumni and friends of those areas raising over $13.3 million in current and planned gifts, and helped to establish 59 new endowments. From 1993 until 1998, she served as Director of Volunteer Services at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center coordinating the volunteer efforts of approximately 300 volunteers contributing 20,000 service hours annually, while overseeing the operations of the hospital gift shop with gross revenue of $150,000 per year. From 1984 – 1993, she served as District Office Manager and Legislative Aide to a former State Representative. She also served as campaign manager during election years capturing over 68% of the vote in several elections.Jackie holds memberships in AFP, CASE, and ICCRD professionally, and in other community organizations. She served 6 years on the EIU Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as President during the University’s Centennial in 1995. She is one of the first recipients of the Superior Performance Award (SPA), and was awarded the Career Occupations Alumni Service Award both from EIU. She is past president of the East Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Planned Giving Consortium of East Central Illinois, is a past member of the Hospital and Medical Foundation of Paris, Inc. board of directors, and many other community organizations. Jackie served as the Family Readiness Coordinator for her husband’s Army Reserve Unit deployed in 2006 – 2007. Often described as a “connector”, Jackie is a partner with her husband’s auction business, and enjoys spending time with her family including 4 grandchildren.
Foundation Board of Directors
Bob Pancoast

Mr. Pancoast recently retired as executive vice president of Busey Bank-Decatur, having served previously as president and trust officer of First Trust Bank of Shelbyville. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and attended the School of Banking at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is currently involved with the Decatur Memorial Hospital Foundation, Shelby Memorial Hospital Association Board of Directors, Little Theatre on the Square Board of Directors and the Shelbyville Rotary Club.

Foundation Board of Directors
Deacon Patient

Deacon Patient is employed by Agri-Fab, Inc. in Sullivan, IL. He has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Mr. Patient is a member of Local Workforce Investment Board of LWIA 23 and the Lake Land College Foundation Board. Mr. Patient and his wife, Vanessa, have two children.

  Chris Pilson

Bio coming soon!

Foundation Board of Directors
Doris Reynolds
Board of Trustees Liaison
Mrs. Reynolds serves as the chair of the Lake Land College Board of Trustees and as the trustees’ liaison to the Foundation. A full-time realtor, she is a licensed and accredited sales associate since 1999. She is a lifelong resident of Coles County and is a member of East Central Illinois Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Elected in 1993 to the Lake Land Board of Trustees, she has served as vice chair, secretary and as a member of the legislative, resource and development, and building and site committees. Mrs. Reynolds is a member of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association where she received the Education Award. She is a charter member of the Mattoon Light Works Committee and served as a board member and chair to CCAR. Mrs. Reynolds retired from Consolidated Communication after working 32 years. She is a graduate of Lake Land College.
Foundation Board of Directors
Preston G. Smith

Mr. Smith is president of The First National Bank where he oversees branches in Mattoon, Greenville, and Mul berry Grove. Mr. Smith is the immediate past chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, and is a current board member for the Independent Community Bankers of America. He was formerly executive vice president of Central National Bank of Mattoon. He has served as past president of the Mattoon Area YMCA and Mattoon Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Smith received his bachelor’s degree from Greenville College.

Foundation Board of Directors
Chad Thompson
Chad serves as the Corporate General Manager of Human Resources for North American Lighting (NAL) in Paris, Illinois. He leads the strategy and development for NAL in the areas of HR, Talent Acquisition, Training/Development and Safety. North American Lighting is a member of the Japan-based Koito Group of companies, and has been manufacturing automotive lighting systems for vehicle manufacturers since 1983. Today, they are the largest independent lighting supplier to automotive OEMs in North America. The company is made up of eight facilities and almost 6,000 employees while providing advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and beyond. Chad previously led the Human Resources, Training/Development, Information Technology and Procurement Departments at Heartland Dental. He also served as Compliance Officer and implemented the company’s first compliance program in 2007. Mr. Thompson also previously worked in Human Resources with Perry Judd’s Printing, Inc. in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and World Color Press in Flora, Illinois and Trenton, Tennessee.

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