Officers and Directors

Meet the officers and directors that make up the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce Board! We are dedicated to growing this incredible business community, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact the chamber office.

Darwyn Boston, Chairman

Darwyn Boston, Chairman

State Farm Agent

Darwyn is the State Farm agent for the Mahomet area. With over 25 years experience in the financial services industry, he and his team love to assist people in protecting and growing their assets. Darwyn and wife Heather have been married over 23 years and they have two children, Shea and Lucas. When not working, he loves to travel with his family and he also coaches softball. Some of the traveling that Darwyn does with his family is to Haiti to conduct sports camps and assist in the development of schools in northern Haiti.

101 S Lincoln St, Box 740 in Mahomet
217-586-4352
darwyn@darwynboston.com
www.statefarm.com

Angela Barden, Vice Chairman

Angela Barden, Vice Chairman

Executive Director at The Waterford at Bridle Brook

Through leadership, sales and marketing efforts, I am focused on outreach, education and customer service to the senior community in preparing them to plan and select senior living accommodations, while providing quality service to meet the expectations of residents and their families. Responsible for achieving occupancy, & revenue goals while representing high quality customer service for seniors at a premier community in Champaign County offering Assisted Living and Memory Care, specializing in Alzheimer’s services, for those 55+ that need assistance. I have seventeen years of experience in the hospitality industry with extensive xperience in customer service, sales and catering that concentrated in large and small conferences, business meetings, pro and college football and basketball teams, catering for nationally known entertainers, weddings and other social gatherings. I have a comprehensive ability in planning and detailing of client events with an excellent record of customer satisfaction. With a passion for seniors, I made the switch to senior living and have seven years of experience offering a safe, secure and activity filled lifestyle to enhance the journey of the aging process for our senior community. I also believe the key to success is building strong relationships within the local community in which I serve. I am a strong parent advocate for the Bleeding Disorders Alliance of Illinois and the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute of Peoria. I current serve on the Executive Committee for the Mahomet Music Festival, the Board of Directors for the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce, the High School of St. Thomas More PTA & ABO Committees. I am a former Chairman of the Committee on Aging of Champaign County and former chapter president for the Greater Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Catering and Event Executives. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends around a campfire and watching my son play basketball. 1505 Patton Drive in Mahomet 217-586-3200 abarden@capitalseniorliving.net capitalsenior.com/thewaterfordatbridlebrook

Martha Wagner, Secretary & Treasurer

Martha Wagner, Secretary & Treasurer

Office Manager at RE/MAX Realty

Martha has lived and worked in Mahomet for 20 plus years. She currently works at RE/MAX Realty Associates as the Business Manager. Martha and her husband have a daughter who is attending John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is an avid race fan, loves to cook and travel. Her family attends New Horizon Church. As the secretary and treasurer of the Chamber she enjoys being able to contribute to the success of the chamber through communication and financial guidance.

PO Box 110 in Mahomet
217-586-4906
marthaw@taylor-realty.com
www.taylorboys.com

Lyn Ferdinand

Lyn Ferdinand

Owner/Agent at Mahomet Insurance Centre

Lyn has been in the insurance industry since October 1975 and is an active fully licensed insurance producer selling Property/Casualty and Life/Health. Lyn owns the Mahomet Insurance Centre since 1988. She earned the designation as a Certified Insurance Counselor in 1994. Lyn continues to do the Administration, Commercial Lines and Life /Health /Group sales and service for her customers. She has been a member of the Champaign County Life Underwriters Association. Lyn is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois and the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. Lyn has served on the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 1989 and has held the office of Secretary /Treasurer for several of those years. Lyn Ferdinand was named Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year in 1997 and Mahomet Insurance Centre, Inc. was given the Business of the Year in 2008. She is a volunteer for MAYC auction and annual run. Lyn is on the Mahomet Music Festival committee as acting Booth Coordinator & Treasurer. She has been part of the community since 1988 when she established residence and a business. Its nice to be able to call Mahomet, my home.

405 S Division in Mahomet
217-586-5656
lyn@mahometinsurancecentre.com
www.mahometinsurancecentre.com

Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson

Vice President at Farm Credit of Illinois

Greg is a Vice President with Farm Credit Illinois serving a 5 county area in Central Illinois. He has over 27 years in the Agricultural lending field. He graduated with a BS from University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Agri-business. He enjoys the people he works with in the industry, particularly the farm families. Greg and wife Laurie have been married for over 33 years, and have 2 children , Cassie and Jacob, as well as 1 granddaughter, Emma. When not working , Greg is happiest spending time with his wife at church, attending sons school  functions and spending time with his daughter, son in law and granddaughter in Texas.

1100 Farm Credit Drive in Mahomet
217-590-2222
greg.peterson@farmcredit.com
www.farmcreditil.com

Greg Collins

Greg Collins

Vice President at Mahomet Car Connection

1103 E Oak in Mahomet
217-586-1942
greg@mahometcarconnection.com
mahometcarconnection.com

Evan Elkoury

Evan Elkoury

Owner at Raptor Power Systems

419 E Main Street in Mahomet
800-258-0129
evan@raptorpowersystems.com
raptorpowersystems.com

Stacy LaCour

Stacy LaCour

RE/MAX Realtor at The Matt Difanis Team

Stacy LaCour did not aspire to be a real estate professional, but his years in the industry helping hundreds of people fulfill a lifelong dream has convinced him that this is was he was meant to do. After serving in the US Army, both within the United States and abroad, and receiving a degree from Georgetown University, Stacy married his wife, Julie, and moved to Central Illinois in 2003. They currently reside in Mahomet with their two children, Sydney and Harrison. Stacy’s wife works for the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Stacy serves his local community as a board member on the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce, and the President of the Mahomet-Seymour High School Booster Club. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Stacy had already earned a reputation for delivering excellent customer service in his previous positions at Bundy Business Machines and as a Creative Marketing Manager at WCIA television. Outside of real estate, Stacy has coached the Mahomet-Seymour Youth and High School Soccer Club for the past nine years as a volunteer. Stacy@MattDifanis.com

2009 Fox Dr. Ste G in Champaign
217-373-4994
stacy@mattdifanis.com
www.mattdifanis.com

Gretchen Miller

Gretchen Miller

Banking Center Manager at First Financial Bank

Gretchen Miller is the Branch Manager at First Financial Bank in Mahomet. She has been happily married to Jim Miller for 30 years. They have 2 wonderful children. a daughter Margaret and son Griffin. In my spare time Gretchen loves to volunteer in the community, at my church and play with our sweet little dog Matilda. She has lived in Mahomet for over 30 years and loves calling Mahomet her home.

202 Eastwood Drive in Mahomet
217-586-5322
gmiller@first-online.com
www.first-online.com

Lisa Sprinkle

Lisa Sprinkle

Champaign County Forest Preserve

Lisa Sprinkle is marketing coordinator at the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, a position she has held since February 2012. She started her career in parks and recreation in 2009 with the Champaign Park District. Prior to working in the Parks and Recreation industry, Lisa worked in marketing and communications primarily in the agriculture industry throughout the Midwest.
She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois and she graduated from Champaign Central High School. She resides in Monticello with her husband of 15 years, David. They have two children, Hailey and Joey.

PO Box 1040
Mahomet, IL 61853
lsprinkle@ccfpd.org
http://www.ccfpd.org

Lisa Peithmann

The Peithmann Law Office

409 East Main Street
P.O. Box 80
Mahomet, IL 61853
lgpeithmann@hotmail.com
peithmannlaw.com

Patrick Brown, Ex-Officio

Village Administrator at Village of Mahomet

503 E Main Street in Mahomet
217-586-4456
pbrown@mahomet-il.gov
www.mahomet-il.gov

Lindsey Hall, Ex-Officio

Mahomet-Seymour School Superintendent

A public educator for 30 years, Lindsey Hall is the superintendent of the Mahomet-Seymour Schools, a position she has held since July of 2017. She started her career in public education in 1989 in the Danville, IL schools. Dr. Hall worked in Mahomet-Seymour as an administrator from 1994-2005. She has spent time in the DeKalb Schools as a principal and assistant superintendent, as well as serving as the superintendent of the Morton Schools for 5 years prior to returning to Mahomet as superintendent. She holds a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. She resides in Mahomet with her husband of 27 years, Jay. They have four grown children and three grandchildren.

1301 S Bulldog Drive in Mahomet
217-586-2161
lhall@ms.k12.il.us
www.ms.k12.il.us