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Dan Seals Intersect Illinois

Illinois Economic Development Arm Names New CEO

Intersect Illinois, the statewide economic development organization, has named Dan Seals as its new CEO. Seals will guide the organization in its mission to bring jobs and investment to Illinois. 

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker recommended Seals’ appointment. He succeeds Alya Adamany Woods, who has led the organization as acting CEO and COO since August of 2019  

“Dan brings a unique combination of public and private sector experience in marketing and economic development that will be invaluable as Intersect Illinois advances its mission of aligning our government and statewide partners in efforts to market our state before the world,” said Pritzker. 

A native Illinoisan, Seals comes to Intersect from his position as a director at the American Medical Association, where he led both domestic and international marketing for a large portfolio of business services. He has also led teams at GE Capital and T-Mobile.  

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