Contact Information

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

LTC Loren Easter Program Manager 1301 North MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL 62702
217-761-3642
loren.j.easter.mil@mail.mil

VACANT Program Support Specialist 1301 North MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL 62702-2317
217-761-3642

Illinois

Committee Leadership                                                                                                                                

Ms. Laurie Silvey State Chair
Mr. Mike Holub Vice Chair
Ms. Sudi Garcia / Ms. Kim O'Connell Awards Director
Ms. Christie Silvey Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Terry McCollom / Mr. Ken Marks Military Outreach Director
Mr. Dick Franzen
Ombudsman Services Director
Mr. John Orfe
Asst. Ombudsman Director
Ms. Amy Malina
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Dave MacDonna Training Director
Dr. Troy M. Stinson
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.

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January 08, 2020In Memoriam – Russell Summerlin – Alabama State Chair Emeritus

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) announces the passing of its former state chair, retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Russell Summerlin Jan. 5. Summerlin served as the Alabama State Chair from 2006 through 2011 and was also a member of several committees and what's now known as the  Board of Directors.

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November 18, 2019Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Recognizes 2018 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized the 2018 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY) during the National Leadership Meeting Nov. 15. Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operational.

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August 23, 2019DOD Honors Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

WASHINGTON – Fifteen private-sector and municipal employers received the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at a Pentagon ceremony for providing exceptional support to their employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

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