Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:    Jim Allen                                       EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT:  Gina Templin

The Sauk County Development Corporation is proud to introduce Jim Allen, CEcd, IOM as the newly hired Executive Director.

Jim's past experience includes:

  • Executive Director at DeKalb (IL) Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Director at Montgomery (IL) Economic Development Corp
  • President & CEO at Waterloo (IA) Chamber of Commerce
  • Sr VP of Economic Development & Consultant at Joliet/Will County Center for Econ Development
  • President & CEO at McHenry County Economic Development Corp
  • Client Services Executive at A. C. Nielsen Company-Market Research Services
  • Petty Officer-Yeoman at US Navy


Jim is a Certified Economic Developer--CEcD, Institute of Organizational Management--IOM and his specialties include: doing start-ups or reorganization of non-profit organizations, organizational analysis.