Rauner names new leader of Intersect Illinois
Mark Peterson is taking over Intersect Illinois, the state job creation and investment promotion entity formed in 2016, according to a press release from Gov. Bruce Rauner's office.
Rauner chose Peterson, a 30-year veteran of the economic development and non-profit fundraising sectors, to continue building Intersect after the departure of current CEO Jim Schultz.
“Mark will help take that to the next level," Rauner said, according to the press release.
Peterson comes to Illinois after leading the Greater Rochester Enterprise in upstate New York since 2005, during which time he recruited dozens of new businesses and brought in more than $2 million in new investments, the release said.
“Illinois has so much to offer that is attractive and necessary to run a successful, growing business,” Peterson said in a statement.