Board & Staff

The mission of the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau is to ignite, influence and impact the visitor's experience through tourism partnerships.

The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau was incorporated in 1984 to service the communities along the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The Bureau is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders in the tourism industry from the four areas serviced by the Bureau.



Bob NavarroPresident & CEO

Kate MeehanTourism Manager

Lauren LasExternal Partnerships Manager

Mariah ScottMarketing Assistant

Sandy BurnsTourism Coordinator Starved Rock Area
800-746-0550 or 815-667-4356 

Donna NordstromTourism Coordinator Starved Rock Area
800-746-0550 or 815-667-4356

Heritage Corridor CVB 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Board Mail should be sent to 2701 Black Road, Suite 201, Joliet, IL 60435.  Phone Messages can be left at 815-216-9960.

Jason Berry, Chairperson
Village of Lemont

Greg Peerbolte, Vice Chairperson
Joliet Area Historical Museum

Amy Trimble, Treasurer
Ortega National Parks

Julie Applegate, Secretary
Morris Downtown Development Partnership, Inc.

Curt Bedei
Ottawa Visitors Center

Jill Bernal
LaSalle County Board

Lori Carmine
City of Joliet

Robert "Bob" Karls
City of Pontiac

Alice Krampits
Civic Center Authority

Ramona LaMontagne
Lewis University

Mary Jane Marini
Bureau County Board

Dawn Martin
Chicagoland Speedway / Route 66 Raceway

Jake Olson
Grundy County Board

Tom Shaw
Shaw Media

Lance Thies
City of Lockport

Rachel Ventura
Will County Board

Dan BellEx-Officio
Illinois Department Natural Resources

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