Illinois Chapter


President - Julia DeRosi, GSA 
Immediate Past President - Chris Rogan, University of Illinois
Vice-President - Chuck Hardy, GSA
Founding Partner - Greg Andre, K&L Gates
Programming - Julia DeRosi, GSA |Rick Stuckey, Cannon Design | Mike Pederson, Mortenson
                             Cy Rangel, Purdue University | Shannon Tucker, University of Illinois
                             Ben Bessert, Whiting-Turner |   Marc Rogers, CCS 
Marketing & Membership -  John Holbert, IMEG Corp
Social Media -  Michael Hanley, LJC
Sponsorship -  open

Need Training Between Conferences and Local Chapter Events?

In addition to COAA's highly valuable local chapter events and in-person national conferences, COAA also offers multiple opportunities for distance learning. Visit the COAA Owner Training Institute page to learn about training courses, live and on-demand webinars, and Lorman Education Offerings.

2024 COAA-IL Spring Workshop 

April 25, 2024
2:00 - 4:30 PM

Attention construction project owners interested in leveraging Public-Private Partnerships (P3) as a delivery method for your new projects! This session is tailored specifically for you, offering invaluable insights and practical strategies to maximize the impact of your construction projects through innovative collaboration.


Register Today!

Thank you to our Event Sponsor


Up your project leadership game by joining COAA.
Sharpen your saw even further by helping lead the COAA-IL chapter.

The value of COAA membership is off-the-charts high. An entire Owner organization can join for $1,050/year. For an organization with 25 staff in the planning/design/construction department, that means a cost of only $42/person. Beyond the tangible benefits – especially for Emerging Pros (age 35 or younger) – membership also opens the door to engagement and volunteer opportunities. Give back to the industry, network with like-minded and motivated peers, direct the future of the organization, and build your resume.

The ball is in your court! If you are interested in learning more about COAA membership and/or volunteer opportunities, contact Jessica Bonin at 


COAA's primary mission is education – helping Owners be better Owners – so your support leads ultimately to a more informed client base that believes in The COAA Way of conducting business.

Sponsors of the Wisconsin chapter can sponsor a single event - for example, spring or fall workshop or a summer social gathering. Packages include a variety of benefits on both the local and national level, including a tie-in to COAA Connect 2024 in Atlanta.

Sponsorships can be purchased online through this button:

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