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Ashley Villarreal

President & CEO

Born and raised in Kankakee County, Ashley graduated from  

BBCHS and went on to study at Olivet Nazarene University.  

She earned her Communication Studies degree in 2006 and  

a Master’s in Organizational Leadership in 2008. Ashley has  

worked in non-profit fundraising and events for 15 years. As  

President & CEO she looks forward to leading the KCCC  

to unite businesses and create a better business community  

through networking, collaborations, cooperative marketing  

and legislative advocacy. To reach Ashley, email her at


Katie Jones

Marketing & Event Coordinator

Growing up in the area, Katie was a 2014 graduate from  

Herscher High School. She then went on to obtain her  

associates from KCC in 2016 and a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications

from Arizona State University in 2020. As the  

Marketing & Event Coordinator, Katie will be responsible  

for graphic design, social media, advertising, website management, and organizing  

events. To contact Katie, email her at


Amber Bramer

Membership Coordinator

Growing up in the area, Amber graduated from BBCHS.

Amber has extensive experience in Membership through

the Kankakee Area YMCA. She has continuously volunteered in the

Kankakee County area throughout the years.

Currently she is Cheer Director for the Bradley Lions Youth Football

organization.  Amber will be responsible for new members,

membership renewals and retention of current members and

daily administrative duties. You can contact Amber at

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