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Michael Kent Kirchhoff

Michael Kent Kirchhoff, American economic development executive. Certified economic developer; certified Illinois Assessing Officer. Recipient Charles Carter Memorial award InterFraternity Council, 1984; named one of 40 Under 40 Springfield Business Journal, 2000.


  • Kirchhoff, Michael Kent was born on April 3, 1963 in Effingham, Illinois, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economic, East Illinois University, 1986. Bachelor of Science in Business, East Illinois University, 1986. Postgraduate, University Oklahoma, 1995.


    • Owner, management consultant Spectrum Consultant, Springfield, 1985-1990. Intern governors office Illinois Department Revenue, 1986-1987, property tax analyst, 1987-1989. Economic development professor Department Commerce and Community Affairs, 1989-1992.

      Data analyst Illinois Department Public Aid, 1992. Market development researcher Illinois Power Company, Decatur, 1992-1995. Joint purchasing coordinator State of Illinois, Springfield, 1995-1996.

      Owner Phoenix Associates, 1995-1996. Executive director Tuscola Area Improvement Association, Illinois, 1996-1997, program manager Mainstreet Tuscola, 1996-1997. Executive director Jacksonville Area Economic Development Council, 1997-1999, since 2000.

      Owner DPI Group, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Certified economic developer. Certified Illinois Assessing Officer.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Assistant scoutmaster, assistant explorer advisor, scoutmaster, district chairman Okaw district Boy Scouts American, 1997, district chairman Honest Abe district, 1998—2000, executive board member Abraham Lincoln council, 1998—2004, council commissioner, 2003. Member Big Brothers/Big Sisters, I-Search for Children, Project Safeplace. Treasurer, board directors Central Illinois Youth Service Bureau, 1988—1991, Central Illinois Workforce Preparatory.

    Vice chair Douglas County Tourism Committee. Advisor Tuscola Tourism Committee. Member Illinois Enterprise Zone Association, National Main St. Network.

    Board member Illinois Rural Partners, since 1996, membership chair, 1997—1999. Board directors Jacksonville Main St., 1998—2005. Vice president Sangamon County Representatives, Operation Snowball.

    Member of Mid American InterFraternity Council Association (Outstanding State Coordinator 1984, Outstanding Area V.P. 1985), Academy Political Science, Jacksonville Area Industrial Corporation (secretary 1997-1999), Mid-American Economic Development Council, Illinois Development Council (chairman government affairs committee 1998—2000, board directors 2001-2005, chair education committee 2002-2005), Community Development Society, International Economic Development Council (certified board 2002-2005, board directors since 2004), American Economic Development Council 2000-2001, American Society Public Administration, Order of Omega, National Trust for History Preservation, Rotary, Jacksonville Country Club, Beta Sigma Psi, Omicron Delta Epsilon.


    • Son of Robert D. and Violet M. (Baumann) K. Married Lynn Reilly, May 27, 1989. Children, Amelia Elizabeth, Caroline Rebekah.
    • father: Robert D. Kirchhoff
    • mother: Violet M. (Baumann) Kirchhoff
    • spouse: Lynn Reilly
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    Born April 3, 1963
    (age 54)
    • 1986
      East Illinois University
    • 1986
      East Illinois University
    • 1995
      University Oklahoma
    • 1989 - 1992
      economic, development professor Department Commerce and Community Affairs
    • 1992 - 1995
      market development researcher, Illinois Power Company
      Decatur, Alabama, United States
    • 1992
      data analyst, Illinois Department Public Aid
    • 1995 - 1996
      joint purchasing coordinator, State of Illinois
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1995 - 1996
      owner Phoenix Associate, s
    • 1996 - 1997
      executive, director Tuscola Area Improvement Association
      Illinois, United States
    • 1997 - 1999
      executive, director Jacksonville Area Economic Development Council
    • 2004
      owner DPI Group
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