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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.

Amanda Hiller

Membership Director
Amanda Hiller is a resident of Morris along with her three sons Braycin, Barrett, and Bryer. Originally from Morris, she left for a few years and returned here to raise her family. She is a school board member for Morris Elementary School District 54 and before joining the Chamber staff worked for Country Financial- Matt Seidel and John Mueller's office.

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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