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Christina Van Yperen

President & CEO
Christina Van Yperen was named President & CEO in September 2015 and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in communications and English from Northern Illinois University. Christina has been an active member of the community as a long-time editor and reporter for the Morris Herald-News and The Herald-News in Joliet covering Grundy County. She is a board member for the United Way of Grundy County, the American Red Cross Illinois River Valley Chapter, and sits on numerous other boards.

Christine Mendez

Events Director
Originally from Channahon, Christine is a 2005 graduate of Minooka Community High School. She is continuing her education in criminal justice at Columbia Southern University. Christine and her daughter Kaylah moved to Morris in 2014. At her former position at Holiday Inn Express, she was very involved with the Chamber—serving as an Ambassador and a member of Business Expansion Network. She also serves on the We Care of Grundy County Board of Directors.

Jodie Luke

Membership Director
Jodie Luke is a resident of Morris along with her two children, Matthew and Madeline. She is originally from Joliet but has lived in Morris for about ten years. She holds a double Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. Jodie has previously worked as a long term leave substitute teacher at Morris Grade School for the past several years. She also works part time at Roots Hair Studio in downtown Morris, as a hairstylist.

Brenda Kreiger

Administrative Assistant
Brenda Kreiger is a resident of Morris with husband, Kevin, and son, Ben. After working in various areas of the healthcare industry for the past 20 years, she decided it was time for a change. Brenda spent some time volunteering for United Way of Grundy County then decided to join the Chamber team. She spends her free time boating or kayaking, reading and practicing yoga.

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