About Us

Our Mission

We promote a welcoming destination experience for visitors to strengthen economic opportunity and enhance the lives of residents.

OUR VISION

Visit Champaign County will be a connected and collaborative leader in promoting the region as an extraordinary destination to visit, work, and live.

DESTINATION VISION

The greater Champaign County area will provide energetic and innovative experiences, attracting visitors and potential residents from around the world.


Established in 1982, Visit Champaign County is the official tourism destination marketing and management organization for Champaign County. Located at 17 E. Taylor St., a pedestrian walkway, you'll find us in between the Blind Pig Brewery and Farren's Pub. You can access our space through Taylor St., just North of Farren's Pub, or utilizing street parking on Neil or Walnut.

Whether you're in town for a quick bite, a big shopping trip and week of business, our Welcome Center is the perfect spot to pick up information on Champaign County's best spots. You'll find informational brochures, reading materials and personalized concierge service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. So, stop in and say "hi" on your next visit!

Office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Staff

JAYNE DELUCE

President & CEO

Fun Fact: Jayne spends any free time experiencing plays and concerts at the Virginia Theatre, State Farm Center and Krannert Center!

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TERRI REIFSTECK
Vice President of Marketing & Community Engagement

Fun Fact: With no artistic talent herself, Terri instead supports our local art community by owning over 30 pieces from our local artists and will happily help you decorate with your own pieces.

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CAITLYN Floyd
Director of Sales & International Travel

Fun Fact: Caitlyn loves the diversity of programing in our community so she can go out and enjoy it all—from Pride Fest, Friday Night Live, Illini games, Ebertfest, Parade of Lights, Matsuri, Arthur Cheese Festival and so much more!

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Mike Koon
Director of Sports, Special Event, Film

Fun Fact: Mike is also the public address announcer for Illini softball and volleyball, and radio play-by-play voice for Illini women’s basketball.

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TAYLOR BAUER
Communications Manager

Fun Fact: Extra-caffeinated Taylor loves supporting the robust local coffee scene with a quick latte or buying locally roasted beans.

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JEN PEDDYCOART
Office Manager

Fun Fact: After years of watching her daughters play volleyball, Jen now enjoys watching it with them at Huff Hall when the Fighting Illini play, adding to the loud and obnoxious home crowd.

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BROOKE MAYER
Visitor Experience Coordinator

Fun Fact: Brooke bleeds Orange & Blue and attends every home Illini Basketball Game, guaranteeing a win every time.

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Board OF DIRECTORS

LAURA WEISSKOPF BLEILL
Chair - University of Illinois Research Park

BRYAN SNODGRASS
Vice Chair - Busey

ROB KOWALSKI
Treasurer - City of Champaign

JAYNE DELUCE
Secretary (Ex-officio) - Visit Champaign County

LYNNE BARNES
Carle

ANGIE BRIX
Champaign City Council

Bridget Broihahn
City of Urbana

ANNIE EASTERDAY
Pear Tree Estate

NATHAN ESCUE
Hamilton Walker’s

BOB FLIDER
University of Illinois

JOHN HAMMOND
Candlewood Suites

DICK HELTON
Village of Savoy

MIKE INGRAM
Champaign County Board

SHAYLA MAATUKA
Maatuka, Al-Heeti, Emkes LLC

DENNIS ROBERTSON
Market Place Shopping Center

Charles Smith
Village of Rantoul

 

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