Gov. Bruce Rauner's nonprofit economic development corporation has a new CEO, and he's coming from upstate New York.
Mark Peterson, currently the president and CEO of the economic development engine for the Rochester, N.Y., region, on Thursday was named CEO of Intersect Illinois. He will assume his new position June 15.
Intersect Illinois, which supports marketing of the state to businesses and helps negotiate state incentives, chose Peterson in a nationwide search, Chief Operating Officer Andria Winters said.
"He comes from upstate New York, and New York is similar to Illinois in that you've got a major metro area and other surrounding areas," Winters said....