Downstate Illinois Chapter

The Downstate Chapter represents IGFOA members outside of the Chicago metropolitan area and reflects the diversity of Illinois from Galena to Carbondale and Quincy to Danville. The Downstate Chapter is divided into four regions. The Chapter hosts regional professional development training and holiday events and a conference in late February. For more information on upcoming training and events sponsored by the Downstate Chapter click here.

Downstate Chapter Conference

Downstate Chapter Meetings

Downstate Illinois Chapter Leadership

  1. Julie Kusturin Julie Kusturin, President Peoria County, Assistant Chief Financial Officer
  2. Sandy Evans Sandy Evans, Immediate Past President City of O'Fallon, Director of Finance
  3. Courtney R Kouzmanoff Courtney R Kouzmanoff, Vice President City of Champaign
  4. Tamara K Ammann Tamara K Ammann, Secretary Village of Caseyville, Treasurer/Comptroller
  5. Keli R Roth Keli R Roth, Treasurer City of Salem, Finance Director
  6. Curtis P Newport Curtis P Newport, Member at Large Boone County, Treasurer
  7. Stephen Adams Stephen Adams, Regional Coordinator PMA Financial Network, LLC, Director, Public Finance
  8. Lindsey Fish Lindsey Fish, Regional Coordinator Sikich LLP
  9. Kent Floros Kent Floros, Regional Coordinator Chapman and Cutler LLP
  10. Pam Howe Pam Howe, Regional Coordinator Executive Vice President
  11. Colleen Kasbohm Colleen Kasbohm, Regional Coordinator Metro LINK - RICMMTD, Comptroller
  12. Tracy Kennett Tracy Kennett, Regional Coordinator Village of Shiloh, Chief Financial Officer
  13. Dalena Welkomer Dalena Welkomer, Regional Coordinator BAIRD, Director
  14. Jeanne Wojcieszak Jeanne Wojcieszak, Regional Coordinator City of Edwardsville, Finance Director
  15. Diane Gillian Lantz Diane Gillian Lantz, Staff - ED Illinois GFOA, Executive Director
  16. Beth Beaty Beth Beaty, Staff - SAM Illinois GFOA, Senior Association Manager

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Downstate Regions and Regional Coordinators

Regional Coordinators organize localized training and events in Downstate Regions (refer to map). Their role is to select a session topic, speaker and venue, as well as attend each event. Regional Coordinators also attend the monthly Downstate Chapter Board meetings held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 PM. Have an idea for a session topic? Contact a Regional Coordinator or email  

Quad Cities Colleen Kashbohm, Metro LINK - RICMMTD; Kent Floros, Chapman and Cutler LLP
Central  Dalena Welkomer, BAIRD; Pam Howe, Commerce Bank
Southern  Tracy Kennett, Village of Shiloh; Jeanne Wojcieszak, City of Edwardsville; Stephen Adams, PMA Financial Network, LLC
Rock River 

Curtis Newport, Boone County; Lindsey Fish, Sikich LLP