Kyle Moore – President

For over two decades, Kyle Moore has devoted his life to improving the lives of residents in Quincy and Adams County. He began his career working for his family business, eventually becoming an owner and Vice President. While not working, Kyle would spend his time serving organizations like Big Brother/Big Sisters and the United Way of Adams County. In 2009, Kyle sought to serve his community in an elected capacity and was elected to the Quincy City Council.

Kyle was elected Mayor of the City of Quincy in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. During his tenure as Mayor, Kyle would develop many programs to enhance the economic climate of the region. To address the shortage in skilled workers, he launched the Quincy Promise, a privately funded college scholarship program. He worked with the District on the Downtown Rental Rehab Program, which formed public/private partnerships to renovate upper story buildings downtown into residential units. In 2018, he formed a bi-partisan group of elected officials and community groups to save the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, which resulted in the State of Illinois providing $230 million for a new campus. A year later, Kyle would offer the “45×30 Plan,” a comprehensive approach to grow Quincy’s population by investing in talent attraction and retention programs, increasing tourism and modernizing the city’s retail incentives.

Kyle was named President of the Great River Economic Development Foundation in 2021, he is only the third person to lead the organization. In his spare time, you can find Kyle rooting on his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers.

Madison Badgley – Director of Business Development

Madison was hired as Director of Business Development in December of 2021. She has an undergraduate degree in strategic communications with an emphasis in marketing from Quincy University. She has an extensive background in digital marketing, graphic design, public relations and communications. Previously, Madison worked at Culver-Stockton College as the Coordinator of Advancement and Alumni Programs where she planned and executed events, built relationships with alumni and worked to meet fundraising goals. Now, as Director of Business Development, Madison works to enhance the quality of life for individuals and businesses in Adams County. As Director of Business Development, Madison will serve as the go-to for businesses in the region, helping them in all parts of their business. Outside of the office, she enjoys baking, spending time with friends and family and walks in local parks.

Nikki Albright – Office Administrator

As GREDF’s Office Administrator, Nikki is responsible for scheduling, bookkeeping and office management.

Prior to joining GREDF in 2005, Nikki worked as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper for the Area Agency on Aging and Adams County Homemaker Health Services.

Nikki is a Quincy native. She is married and has three children and a grandchild.

GREDF Board of Directors

Payne Schoen Payne Schoen Consulting
Brian Canfield Blessing Health System
Eric Barnes Klingner & Associates, P.C.
Chuck Bevelheimer City of Quincy
Melanie Allen Shortridge Construction
Ricci Dula Mississippi Valley Boy Scouts of America
Bruce Guthrie  Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce
Chris Russell Knapheide Manufacturing Company
Glen Ebbing City of Quincy 5th Ward Alderman
Ryan Niekamp Adams County Clerk
Bryan Renfro John Wood Community College
Katie Schelp Quincy Medical Group
Markus Medsker Echo
Allen Shafer First Bankers Trust Company
Eric Terwelp FTC Solar
Shawn Valter Illinois Farm Bureau | Adams County Farm Bureau
Matt Obert Chaddock
Leslie Sieck Tri-State Development at Culver-Stockton College
Eric Entrup Entrup Drywall & Paint | City of Quincy Alderman
Brianna Rivera The District
Brent Fischer Adams County Board
Jeff Bottorff DOT Foods
Kyle Venvertloh Quincy Recycle


Executive Committee

Allen Shafer, Board Chair
Mark Hayes, Vice Chair
Ricci Dula, Treasurer
Kyle Moore, Secretary

City of Quincy Appointee

Chuck Bevelhiemer, Planning & Development Director
Eric Entrup, Alderman
Glen Ebbing, Alderman

Adams County Appointee

Ryan Niekamp, Adams County Board + Clerk
Brent Fischer, Adams County Board

Ex-Officio Member – Non Voting

Bruce Guthrie, Executive Director of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce
Brianna Rivera, Executive Director of The District