SRPED Staff & Board of Directors

SRPED is governed by a Board of Directors representing business owners, City and County governments, community leaders, financial and educational institutions, agriculture and healthcare, as well as other private citizens.

Employment Opportunities

SRPED has a staff of two. The Executive Director and the Marketing & Tourism Director. When there is a vacancy, the position will be posted below with the employment application.


Executive Director
Michelle Spiva

Marketing & Tourism Director
Jennie Grove

SRPED Board of Directors


Susan Baldwin
MidAmerica National Bank
Holly Henline
Graham Health Systems
Curt Oldfield
President, Spoon River College

Todd Fletcher
Shelter Insurance Agency

Board Members

Tad DeRenzy
Canton Union School District #66

Jed Rhoades
Rhoades Real Estate & Land Auction Services, Inc.
Elaine Stone
Fulton County Farm Bureau

Sarah Keefer
Keefer Financial, LLC
Patrick O’Brian
Fulton County Clerk & Recorder
Chris Jump
Davis & Campbell, LLC

Todd Miller
Camille’s of Canton

Ex-Officio Members

Kent McDowell
City of Canton

Clint Drury
West Central Illinois Building Trades Council

Statement on Equal Opportunity

The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development is an equal opportunity provider. The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  

The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development does not discriminate in admission, access to, treatment or employment in programs or activities on the basis of a handicap in violation of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.