President & CEO
Will County Center for Economic Development
John E, Greuling is the President and CEO of the Will CountyCenter for Economic Development (CED) and Will County Chamber of Commerce—a position he has held for ten years. Among his priorities are business recruitment and retention/expansion, managing the development of the largest Inland Port in North America and the development of the Illiana Expressway and the South Suburban Airport. Greuling, a native of Oak Park, Illinois has been an economic development practitioner for 35 years. Prior to joining the CED he was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Business & Economic Development for InterMountain/RKH, a corporate affairs firm based in Denver specializing in government relations, strategic communications and business and economic development. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Economic Development for the Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce in Greensboro, North Carolina; Executive Director for the Southeast Denver/Douglas County Economic Development Council from; Director of the Colorado Office of Business Development; and Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development of the Bloomington-Normal Area.
A graduate of Illinois State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy in 1974, he received his Masterof Science in City and Regional Planning from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1976. Greuling is married (Michelle) and lives in New Lenox, Illinois. Interests include music, running, travel and Labrador Retrievers.