Brent has more than 15 years of economic development experience supporting business growth and expansions, assisting entrepreneurs, developing programs and infrastructure, and recruiting domestic and international private sector companies. He has over a decade of operational and sales experience in manufacturing and global logistics.
Karley brings a wide range of experience to Intersect Illinois, after working in communications at World Business Chicago for nearly 13 years. Prior to WBC, Karley worked for the City of Chicago, spearheading communications and marketing around the city’s marquee events. She also has agency experience, having worked at Edelman on major consumer, healthcare and technology clients. Karley holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Nathan brings a strong background in financial analysis to the team, prior to joining Intersect Illinois, Nathan was a member of the leadership team at Accelerated Growth Advisors (AGA), a Chicago based management consulting firm. In his five years at the firm, he led client engagements in the Midwest and Silicon Valley for organizations in various stages of growth from hyper-growth, to turn-around and everywhere in between.
Before joining Intersect Illinois, Ms. San Millan worked for Newmark Knight Frank as a Senior Consulting Analyst on their site selection team. Paulina moved recently from New Mexico where she worked in several positions related to economic development for the past 10 years.
As Chief of Staff, Kaitlyn is responsible for managing operations for the organization and its team. Her experience at the Department of Commerce brings institutional knowledge and critical organizational talent to Intersect Illinois.
Victoria is a recent graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. As the leading “eye” of the organization she provides artistic direction and brand management to all materials that Intersect Illinois creates and produces.
Tyler is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Economics and specializations in Economic Development and Data Analytics. He is passionate about improving the lives of everyday people and providing more opportunities to get ahead in today’s economic climate.
Charles is currently attending Northwestern University for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Minor in Economics. Charles has extensive experience as an intern, with projects as varied as market-expansion strategies used in Russia, as well as coordinating international patent applications.