About Us

CEO Council consists of over 65 business CEO’s and community leaders who share a common interest in developing the Greater Peoria Region as a destination place to work and live. 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.


CEO Council will utilize the collective regional business leadership to promote 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. The CEO Council collaborates strategically with multiple organizations and other development partners in the region. As an autonomous business driven organization, the CEO Council brings unique perspectives and leverage that will be important for accomplishing the shared strategies that will move the Greater Peoria region forward.

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