Executive Board

The Executive Board is authorized by the Creve Coeur Club of Peoria Board of Governors to oversee the day to day operations of the Club.

Brian Gruber

President

Brian Gruber is the Regional Director, Pearl Insurance and has been a member of the Creve Coeur Club since returning to Peoria in 2012. He lives in Peoria with his wife, Sarah, and their two children.

Brian L. Gruber
President

Susan M. Milford

Co-Vice President

Susan M. Milford
Co-Vice President

Brian D. Slater

Co-Vice President

Brian D. Slater
Co-Vice President

Pamela D. Johnson

Treasurer

Pamela D. Johnson
Treasurer

Steven M. Cook

Secretary

Steven M. Cook
Secretary

Todd A. Hasty

Past President

Todd A. Hasty received his BA from Eastern Illinois University in 1992. He is Owner/Financial Advisor of Nash-Hasty Investment Services, Inc. from 1998 – Present. Previously, he was a Financial Advisor at Focused Investments, LLC from 1995-1998 and was Assistant Director of Branch Services at Herget National Bank from 1992-1995.

Previously, he was a Member of the Membership and Marketing Committee for the Club. He is a Past Ambassador to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, Past member of Peoria Area Red Cross Estate Planning Advisory Board, Past Advisory Council Member to Leave a Legacy Peoria, Past Board President Pekin High School Hockey Association, Founder & Past Board Member of Pekin Amateur Hockey Association

Married to Amy S. Hasty, the couple has three children: Trey, Taylor and Tanner. Todd enjoys ice hockey, fishing and hunting.

What he likes most about being a member of the Creve Coeur Club of Peoria is that he enjoys the networking and camaraderie he’s developed with other members. “It’s nice to have a place to be able to take a client or colleague to lunch where the minute you walk through the door, you not only feel welcomed, but everyone knows your name. It’s a great atmosphere to eat and work or just be social.”

Todd A. Hasty
Past President

William T. Cirone

Member at Large, George Washington Banquet Chair

William T. Cirone
Member at Large
George Washington Banquet Chair

Jeremy L. Howard

Member at Large

Jeremy Howard is the Community Bank President for First Mid Bank & Trust in Peoria and has been a member of the Creve Coeur Club since 2015. Jeremy is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and has received degrees from Bradley University in 1999 and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2019. He resides in Edwards with his wife, Camille and their three daughters.

Jeremy L. Howard
Member at Large

Mikayla Vincent

Marketing Chair

Mikayla Vincent
Marketing Chair

Mark A. Davis

Membership Chair

Mark A. Davis
Membership Chair

Nick J. Strode

House Committee Chair

Nick J. Strode
House Committee Chair

Rex K. Linder

Kuhl Society Chair

Rex K. Linder received degrees from Bradley University and Washburn University School of Law. He is an attorney at law with Heyl, Royster, Voelker and Allen.

He has been a member of the Creve Coeur Club since 1985 and has served on the Board of Governors, Secretary, President from 1996-98, has chaired two Washington Day Banquets (1986 and 1987), was an original Kuhl Society member and chaired that committee in 2015-16.

He has served on the Bradley University Board of Trustees 1994 – 2000 and 2001-2013 (Chairman 2002-06), President of the Bradley Chiefs Club 1986-99, President of the Bradley National Alumni Association, Bradley University Centurion, Bradley University Distinguished Alumnus Award 2000 and the Institute for Principled Leadership from 2010-present.

Rex was also on the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 1980-88 (Chairman 1982-84) and Chair of the Community Leadership School in 1980. For the Economic Development Council of Central Illinois, he was a member of the Board from 1982-84 & 2008-present (Chairman 2011-12).

For the American Red Cross, he was the Regional Blood Services Chair from 1988-90, Central Illinois Board of Directors, Midwest Regional Committee from 1996-2000 (Chair 1998-2000), National Board of Governors from 2000-2006 (Governance Committee 2004-06, Biomedical Chair 2005-06, Executive Committee 2003-06 and Vice Chair of Board 2005-06 and the Presidential Search Committee 2006-07).

Additional Community Service for Rex includes OSF St. Francis Medical Center: Board of Children’s Hospital 1990 -? (Chair 1994-96), OSF Foundation Council for about 10 years (Chair 2 years), Community Advisory Board 1996-present (President 2 years), Salvation Army – Tree of Lights Campaign (Chair). Easter Seals – Chair of Tribute Dinner 2014; Lyle Finch Clay Bird Shoot Committee (2010-present), Quest Charter School – Barton Tribute Dinner Co-chair 2016, Peoria 1691 Foundation – Peoria Area Tri-Centennial Commission 1989-93 (Chair 1989-93), Peoria Sister City Commission 2000 – present (Chair 2008-present), Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau – Board for many years (Chair 2011-15), Friends of Ray LaHood – Campaign Finance Chair 1994-2008, Peoria County Bar Association Board (President 2005-06), Ameri*Corps NCCC – Past Board Member. He has also served or continue to serve on the following boards: Creve Coeur Club of Peoria, Peoria Historical Society; Forest Park Foundation, Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park, Family House (Chair 1984-86), Central Illinois Community Foundation, Friends of Friedrichshafen, Peoria Symphony Foundation and the Peoria Gridiron Dinner (Chair 2001).

He is married to Laurie Linder and the couple has two children: Stacie Linder Hansen and Jamie Linder. He says “The Club provides a wonderful environment in which to have relaxed and informal interaction with a variety of community leaders.

Rex K. Linder
Kuhl Society Chair

Linda B. Blossom

Bourbon Society Chair

Linda B. Blossom
Bourbon Society Chair

Board of Governors

JoEll R. Allen
Darrin A. Autry
Wayne E. Baum
John H. Bearce
John D. Blossom, Jr.
William T. Cirone
Dr. John F. Gilligan

Margaret A. Hanley
Sharon L. Holling
Pamela D. Johnson
Joseph P. Kelly
Rex K. Linder
Terry J. Machetti
Lesley R. Matuszak

Katie McCord-Jenkins
Thomas D. Menold
John D. Morris
Mark A. Nafziger
Diane A. Oberhelman
Mary E. Pille
Michael E. Quine

Mark A. Spenny
Douglas S. Stewart
Kevin F. Sullivan
Henry C. Vicary
Matthew J. Vonachen
Peter W. Wong
Janet Wright