Executive Director

Andrew Hamilton

AMr. Hamilton has been Executive Director since 2010. In that time the Authority has facilitated over $119,000,000 in financing for such entities as the Champaign School District, Edens Supportive Living and Providence at Thornbury. The Authority, through Mr. Hamilton's leadership has created and retained 288 jobs. Mr. Hamilton was formerly in state government management at the at the Illinois commerce department, the chief economic development agency for the State of Illinois. His department oversaw accounting, budget and financial review offices which underwrote an $84 million loan and investment portfolio and analyzed over 350 applications annually. Mr. Hamilton has served as a Director on a number of public and private financing groups that administered US Small Business Administration programs and Industrial Revenue Bonds. Mr. Hamilton has served on the editorial board for several economic development magazines and authored numerous articles and commentaries in various magazines and local newspapers on economic development topics for groups such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the regulator of all nationally chartered banks. Prior to employment in state government, Mr. Hamilton was a mortgage banker in Champaign, IL and a commercial banker in his hometown of Rantoul, Illinois. Mr. Hamilton also served a term as City Councilman in Rantoul. Mr. Hamilton's government experience includes an internship in the Illinois House of Representatives and a congressional fellowship in the US House of Representatives. Mr. Hamilton is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL and also has a Bachelor's Degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science at the University. Mr. Hamilton was an instructor in the Commercial Lending School with the Illinois Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Association of Illinois. He is certified from the National Development Council in Economic Development Financing, Real Estate Financing, Business Credit Analysis and Advanced Deal Structuring. Andrew Hamilton, Tel: 217-899-7525, Email: andrewjhamilton@andrewjhamilton.com.