Chris Lynch, Pharm.D.
Director of Clinical Programs
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Director of Police City of Edwardsville Jay Keeven has enjoyed a comprehensive policing career with the Illinois State Police, a nationally recognized and accredited agency, providing senior management and leadership in the fields of administration, patrol, intelligence and investigations – achieving the rank of Major. Keeven resigned from the Illinois State Police after accepting the position of Director of Police for the City of Edwardsville during February, 2013.
Throughout the course of his more than twenty-nine year career, Keeven received numerous awards and commendations from the United States Department of Justice, Illinois State Police, multi-jurisdictional drug task forces and local service organizations. He has maintained a security clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigations since 2003. Chief Keeven holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Specializing in Finance, from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute.
Chief Keeven lives in Edwardsville with his wife Shelly and their three children: Emily, Maggie and Dane. Keeven finds value in a life of public service and truly enjoys serving the citizens of and visitors to, the City of Edwardsville.
Innovative Director of Operations and Military Veteran with 20+ years experience in business strategy, product development, systems integration and agile solution delivery. Maintain $18M annual operating budget and lead 1400 employees including 22 operations managers. Managed launch of #1 of 8 new Amazon fulfillment centers, recognized as the most successful new launch in 2016, and the first to reach maximum capacity and optimize customer experience.
Mary T. Westerhold was born and raised in Edwardsville, along with her six older brothers. Mary attended St. Boniface Grade School and Edwardsville High School and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Actuarial Science. Mary has one daughter who is married and lives in the area.
History has always been a passion and by the time Mary was in high school, she had begun to research her family history. After working in the insurance industry for over 19 years, Mary quit to pursue my passion in history. Mary began volunteering in the library at the Madison County Historical Museum and a year later she joined the staff. Mary has now been there 18 years.
Mary was the past president of the Madison County Genealogical Society, on the Governing Board of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, and on the board of the Woodlawn Cemetery Association. Mary used her family history research skill to write the scripts for Woodlawn Cemetery’s annual Voices of the Past event where local actors portray residents of the cemetery.
Katie Grable was hired by the City of Edwardsville in 2005 as the Program Coordinator for the Parks & Recreation Department and has worked her way up to Assistant Director. She was born in Alton, IL and graduated from Alton High School before obtaining a degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. She currently resides in Edwardsville with her husband and two children who attend St. Mary’s School.
Please join us for Rotary at noon on August 9th
as Goshen Rotary presents
Brett Stawar, President/CEO Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
Stawar is a native to Madison County with more than 25 years of strategic marketing and communications experience. As the President and CEO for the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, Stawar manages the official destination marketing efforts for northern and central Madison County and Jersey and Calhoun counties in Illinois. In his tenure at the CVB, he has earned 23 Tourism Marketing Excellence Awards from the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism.
In addition, he leads the efforts for the National Scenic Byway program for the Meeting of the Great Rivers, a national designation for the Federal Highway Administration.
Chairman Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway
Chairman Meeting of the Rivers Foundation
Immediate Past Chair Illinois Council of Convention and Visitor Bureaus
Board Member Riverbend Head Start & Family Services
Board Member Growth Association of Southwestern Illinois
Board Member Madison County America Cancer Society
Advisory Member ConocoPhillips Wood River Refinery Community Advisory Panel
Brett and his wife Sheri live in Edwardsville and enjoy spending time with their two boys Blake and Shane.
Past Professional Experiences:
The Vandiver Group (St. Louis) Sr. Account PR Executive
United Way Partnership Communications Director
Bryan Cave, LLP Web Content – Client Services Group
Riverbend Head Start & Family Services Public Relations Director
1995 BS Public Relations Illinois State University
2005 MS Communications Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
David C. Miller is the director of aviation for St. Louis Regional Airport Authority, East Alton, Illinois.
A Rotarian since 2001, Doug Huff is honored to have been selected to serve the members of district 6460 in the role of District Governor for the 2017-2018 Rotary year.
Doug earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa in 1992. He is an entrepreneur who maximizes unique opportunities, with a primary focus in real estate investments. He is owner and CEO of several real estate investment companies based in central Illinois. Partnering with a local youth program, he has been able to allow students the opportunity to gain life skills and work experience through contracted landscaping services.
Providing leadership to several organizations, including board president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Doug was recognized in 2005 as one of the 40 Leaders Under Forty in Central Illinois. Doug has chaired many Rotary committees, and co-developed a Rotary Rookies program, helping integration of new members in his club. He served as club president for the 2013-2014 Rotary year, before serving his district as an Assistant District Governor. In 2015, Doug received the Service and Fellowship Award from the Peoria-North Rotary club.
In 2005, Doug met his wife, Judy, who was also a recipient of the 40 Leaders Under Forty Award. They were married in 2009. Doug and Judy share a passion for service, are committed to the ideals of Rotary, and are Level Two Major Donors in support of the efforts of the Rotary Foundation. They currently reside in Washington, Illinois with their three children.
Kevin Buhr is a District Director with the Boy Scout of America Greater St. Louis Area Council. He leads the Cahokia Mounds District which includes Madison & Bond County. Kevin previously served as District Executive in the St. Clair District.
As a commissioned professional with the Boy Scouts, Kevin’s primary role is to provide support, leadership and program opportunities to all scouts, their families and charter partners while helping to grow the scouting movement by recruiting more youth participants and adult volunteers while managing and supporting committees of supporters. Additionally, he works to involve individuals, service groups and businesses to build financial support for the scouting movement. He is also tasked with enhancing engagement between Scouting programs and area communities.
Prior to the Boy Scouts of America, Kevin coached collegiate women’s volleyball for eight years at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, University of Kansas, and Millsaps College. A Jefferson City, MO native, he holds an undergraduate degree from Missouri State University in Education and a Master’s degree from the University of Kansas in Exercise Science. He and his wife, Emily, have two daughters, Sonya (4) and Claudia (1). They live in Edwardsville and are members of the St. Boniface parish. Kevin is a fellow Rotarian in the Edwardsville Club. Kevin enjoys all sports, backpacking, hiking, fly fishing, and is a certified ski instructor.
A Way to Help
Jim Eichhorst was born and raised in St. Louis and has a background in Non-Profit Leadership, Communications and Broadcasting. With previous experience as a 2-1-1 Call Center agent, he is very familiar with he unique dynamic that exists within service organizations. Jim has been with United Way since 2015. He has a BA in Communications with a emphasis in Public Communication and a Master of Divinity.
Every day thousands of people across North America turn to 2-1-1 for information and support-whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people from all communities and of all ages to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
2-1-1 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve-and save-lives.