About Us

CEO Council consists of over 60 business CEO’s and community leaders who share a common interest in developing the Greater Peoria Region as a destination place to work, live and play. By working together, these business leaders provide insight and energy that helps fuel real and meaningful changes that benefit the entire community.


Promote a climate conducive to fostering entrepreneurship, commerce, and growth to make Greater Peoria a top mid-sized region in America.


The CEO Council will utilize the collective regional business leadership to pro-mote a common vision and strategies for executing initiatives that promote the growth of Greater Peoria.


Based on internal research and a vote of the members, CEO Council prioritized initial areas of focus:

  • Technical Training & Job Preparedness
  • New Business Attraction & Creation
  • Recruitment & Retention of Talent
  • Quality of Life & Place
  • Growth & Retention of Existing Business

The CEO Council works closely with the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and the two organizations share services through the Greater Peoria Business Alliance. The CEO Council represents the strength, flexibility, and independence of private business. In addition to the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, the CEO Council collaborates strategically with multiple organizations like the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria. As an autonomous business driven organization, the CEO Council bring unique perspectives and leverage that will be important for accomplishing the shared strategies that will move the Greater Peoria region forward.

The CEO Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Foundation and is a member driven organization focused on large scale projects. Members pay dues directly to the CEO Council Foundation to support the organization’s infrastruc-ture. Members can expect a voice in the further development of current projects and an opportunity to advocate for the selection of new projects.

Our Staff

Jeff Griffin – President & CEO

Jeff is our President & CEO, overseeing organizational initiatives and providing strategic leadership for the organization. Jeff also serves as the President & CEO for both the Greater Peoria Business Alliance and the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce. Jeff lives in Peoria with his wonderful wife Rosie and their three children Alex, Max, and Camilla.

Audrey Kamm – Program Director

Audrey is our Program Director and was born and raised in Central Illinois. She is a 2017 graduate of Community Leadership School through the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce. Audrey lives in Metamora with her husband Andrew and her two sons, Logan and Lincoln.