Former Director, Illinois Office of Tourism
Annual State of the State’s Tourism Address Luncheon
As the state tourism director, Cory Jobe was responsible for leading the state’s tourism industry marketing and development efforts. Mr. Jobe worked in collaboration with tourism industry professionals to promote visitor travel both domestically and internationally, and to help grow the tourism industry throughout the state. Prior to his appointment by Governor Bruce Rauner in January 2015, Mr. Jobe was the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Illinois Office of the Comptroller from 2011 to 2015. In addition, he served on the Springfield City Council as the elected alderman of Springfield’s 6th ward, which includes tourism attractions like the Dana Thomas House and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Mr. Jobe served as leader of the Peoples Economic Development Corporation from 2006 to 2010, and as Director of Economic Development for the Illinois State Treasurers Office from 1997 to 2006. Outside of work, Mr. Jobe serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois, The Hope Institute for Children and Families, The Phoenix Center and the Springfield Urban League.