John Farrell

John Farrell was UAct’s first champion and is a trusted advisor. UAct and John worked together to promote the Midwest Inland Port and its potential for Springfield development. He helped make the connection to IFF for UAct which blossomed into a relationship promoting affordable housing alternatives for Springfield. John is the Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Ventures for Community Action (IVCA) headquartered in Springfield, IL and serves on the boards of various state and local organizations including: Illinois State Micro-Enterprise Initiative and UIS School of Business Advisory Board.