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Illinois

Committee Leadership

Ms. Laurie Silvey State Chair
Mr. Mike Holub  State Vice Chair
Mr. Scott Klein Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Brian Gilligan Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Ron Bacci Military Outreach Director
Ms. Amy Malina Public Affairs Director
Mr. Dave MacDonna Training Director
Mr.John Orfe Ombudsman Director
Ms. Tammy Peters Awards Director
Ms. Jackie Barth Awards Director
Mr. Tim Franklin Volunteer Coordinator

Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is one of 54 ESGR State Committees nationwide working with a common purpose - to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Illinois ESGR works through a network of dedicated volunteers throughout the state who carry out this mission. Our volunteers conduct employer outreach programs, including informational briefings and events, neutral mediation and recognition of employers whose policies support or encourage military service. We also work to inform and educate thousands of Reserve Component members regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and ways to develop and maintain a good relationship their employer.

Contact Information

John Stewart Volunteer Support Technician Contractor 1301 North MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield IL 62702
217-761-3027
john.r.stewart134.ctr@army.mil

CPT William Yakes Program Coordinator 1301 North MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL 62701
217-761-3070
William.a.yakes.mil@army.mil

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November 30, 2023Department of Defense is accepting applications for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

ARLINGTON, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the National Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The National Chair is appointed by the Secretary of Defense as an unpaid statutory volunteer.

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November 16, 2023Delaware ESGR Chair Inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame

NEW CASTLE, Del. – Delaware Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chair, Hugh T. Broomall, was inducted into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony presided over by LeSans Alexander, the Aviation’s Hall of Fame vice president Nov. 10.

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November 02, 2023Pennsylvania Chair Emeritus inducted into Hall of Fame

HORSHAM, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that State Chair Emeritus Wesley (Wes) Craig was inducted into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) Hall of Fame in October.

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