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TCEDA Team

Lisa McCarthy

Lisa McCarthy is the Executive Director of Tri-County Economic Development
Alliance (TCEDA). McCarthy has more than 25 years experience as an entrepreneur.
She is owner of an award-winning marketing, public relations and social media consulting company.

As Executive Director, McCarthy administers policy, programs, and projects and oversees the day-to-day operations to fulfill TCEDA’s mission to assist communities with business development, enhance business expansion, and encourage entrepreneurial business growth in Northwest Illinois.

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Christine Soat

Christine currently splits her time between TCEDA and Jo Daviess County Planning & Development. Prior to working for the county she has been an office manager for a locally-owned screen printer, a department manager for a large retail operation and an assistant manager for college food services.

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Emily Kinnaman

Emily is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Speech Communication, emphasis in Public Relations and Environmental Studies. Her previous career was in management with the corporate grocer, Whole Foods Market. She was active with small catering business owners, organizing and cooking at events at private homes and public functions.

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