Jessica Weglarz has been named executive director of the Downtown Highland Park Alliance. Weglarz will work with business owners and community members of Downtown Highland Park to enhance its economic vitality, oversee the operations of the organization, develop and administer the annual strategic plan and budget and cultivate strategic partnerships with local organizations and the media. Weglarz has been director of research for the Economic Development Council for Central Illinois. She has a bachelor's degree in business marketing and management from Drake University and an MBA in Management from Bradley University. She also is co-author of "Open! How to Make and Keep Jobs in Your Community."
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