Contact Information

Kathy Kozak Volunteer Support Technician 8660 W. Cermak Rd.
North Riverside IL 60546
309-567-6111
kathy.a.kozak.ctr@mail.mil

Thomas J. Korth Program Support Specialist 1301 North MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL 62702-2317
217-761-3971
thomas.j.korth.ctr@mail.mil

MAJ Loren J. Easter IL ESGR Program Coordinator 1301 North MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL 62702-2317
217-761-3642
loren.j.easter.mil@mail.mil

Illinois

Committee Leadership                                                                                                                                

Mr. Ron Bacci State Chair
Mr. Mike Holub Vice Chair
Ms. Kelli Jessup Awards Director
Ms. Laurie Silvey Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Terry McCollom               Military Outreach Director
Mr. Dick Franzen
Ombudsman Services Director
Ms. Amy Malina
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Tim Franklin Training Director
VACANT
Volunteer Management 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.

Follow Illinois at ..

News

See All
June 08, 2017Tennessee ESGR State Chair Carl Lambert dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve State Chair Carl E. Lambert, age 71, died June 4.  He is preceded in death by parents Leslie and Sibble Lambert and sister Anna Sue Mead. 

Learn More.
June 01, 2017SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NAMES 2017 EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD RECIPIENTS

WASHINGTON ­– Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced today the 15 recipients of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The award is the highest honor given to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

Learn More.
May 23, 2017Department of Defense selects Craig McKinley as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense selected Craig McKinley to become the new national chair of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. McKinley will assume his new position June 1.

Learn More.

Share