• 2019 Member Accolades and News

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    January 07, 2019
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    Rosecrance is pleased to announce Lisa Primm has been appointed Vice President of Payer Relations. Primm’s primary responsibility will be elevating the visibility of Rosecrance and creating connections with key insurance companies.
    Prior to her new position, Primm was Director of Outreach at Rosecrance and she will maintain some of her responsibilities with national referral accounts. With more than 30 years of experience in the field, Primm began working at Rosecrance in 1994 as a Unit Counselor; she joined the marketing team the following year. Primm holds a master’s in Education from Northern Illinois University and is certified as a Licensed Practical Counselor and an Addictions Counselor.

    First State Bank announced today that Kip McDaniel has joined the Champaign banking team as their newest Mortgage Originator and will be responsible for building strong, successful relationships with realtors and mortgage customers throughout Champaign County.
    Kip is a graduate of Illinois State University and has 17 years of experience in banking, marketing, and business administration. He was awarded the Forty Under 40 for Central Illinois and is actively involved within the community as a member of the several organizations.

     “Through his vast knowledge and experience within the mortgage industry, Kip is a great addition to our growing team,” states Gerry Smith, SVP and Champaign Market President.

    Kip enjoys time with wife Ainsley and Weimaraner, Cooper. “My wife Ainsley and I are excited to be back in the area and I can’t wait to extend my mortgage experience throughout Champaign County!”  Kip may be reached at First State’s Champaign office at 217.239.3000, by cell 217.552.9088 or email kmcdaniel@fsbcorp.com.

    First State Bank is a subsidiary of First State Bancorp of Monticello, Inc., wholly owned by its employees with a strong commitment to service excellence. Together with its affiliate First State Bank of Bloomington, it operates locations in Monticello, Bloomington, Champaign, Tuscola, Atwood, Hammond and Heyworth.


    Martin Hood LLC is extremely pleased to announce that Justin Overstreet has been promoted to Partner at the firm.

    Justin graduated from the University of Illinois in 2006 with highest honors and joined the firm shortly thereafter. In addition to his CPA designation, Justin became a Certified Valuation Analyst under the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts in November 2012. During his time with the firm, Justin has served clients over a broad range of industries, including construction contractors, small businesses, and employee benefit plans.

    The law firm of Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation, announces that Matthew D. Lee has become a shareholder with the firm.  Mr. Lee received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2003 and joined Meyer Capel in 2014.  He had been employed with the McLean County State's Attorney office for over 10.5 years.  Mr. Lee will concentrate in criminal, DUI and traffic cases.  He is a member of the Champaign County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. 

    O’Shea Builders announces the addition of two new hires.

    O’Shea Builders welcomes Gene Alexander, superintendent. Alexander is based out of the Champaign office.

    Alexander comes to O’Shea from Nigro Construction, Inc. in Las Vegas, NV. While at Nigro Construction Inc., Alexander gained experience with project management and served as a superintendent for projects in retail, hospitality, and healthcare. He resides in Mahomet with his wife Dawn, two children – Chloe (3) and Miles (1) – and a third on the way. In his spare time Alexander enjoys watching football, fishing, and shooting.

    O’Shea Builders welcomes Gary McCullough, superintendent. McCullough is based out of the Champaign office.

    McCullough joins O’Shea Builders from Integrated Facility Services in Fenton, MO. He earned his Associate’s degree in construction technology from Hillsborough Community College in Florida. McCullough was the co-founder/inventor of the Edge Guard temporary wall system that is commonly
    O’Shea Builders is a leading commercial construction-services provider in Illinois with offices in Springfield, East Peoria and Champaign. Founded in 1902, O’Shea provides General Contracting, Construction Management, Design Build, Civil and Building Maintenance services.

    Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm with an office in Champaign, has joined forces with Phoenix Consulting Engineers.
    Phoenix Consulting Engineers was formed in Mahomet in 2010 by Tom Overmyer, a professional engineer with more than 29 years of experience in municipal engineering and land surveying. Overmyer employed six people at his firm and wanted to provide more services to his clients, so he decided to transition his business to Fehr Graham.

    “I wanted to make sure my clients continued to get the best service, so I looked for a good match with a lot more resources,” Overmyer said. “Fehr Graham was the most like us. They had the same kinds of clients, staff and projects. This was a good match from a cultural standpoint, too.”
    Fehr Graham Board Chairman Mick Gronewold agreed.

    “Tom and the Phoenix team are a great complement to our team in Champaign,” he said. “Phoenix’s clients will enjoy our small firm feel with big firm capabilities.”
    Phoenix specialized in providing engineering and surveying services to municipal clients, developers and citizens in central Illinois. Fehr Graham offers those services and others such as health and safety, compliance, landscape architecture, water and wastewater, structural and funding solutions. Fehr Graham has 10 offices in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin and employs more than 170 people.

    The deal was finalized Jan. 1, and the Phoenix team started working out of Fehr Graham’s Champaign office at 1610 Broadmoor Drive on Jan. 2.

    They are also proud to announce the addition of Matthew Johnson to the ownership team. Johnson will continue his day-to-day duties managing the firm’s Champaign office.

    Johnson, who joined Fehr Graham in 2014, leads a team of professionals who have successfully completed significant civil and structural engineering projects in Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, Mahomet, Monticello and Villa Grove. He also has led engineering projects on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. A licensed civil and structural engineer, Johnson specializes in water and wastewater treatment plant design and construction. He most recently designed a $35 million wastewater treatment plant, which is under construction, in South Beloit.