Jan Kemmerling serves as the Acting Deputy Director for the Illinois Office of Tourism in the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). As part of these duties, Jan is responsible for overall management of the domestic and international tourism marketing and public relations programs as well as the tourism grant programs. Jan is also responsible for the development and management of the Office of Tourism’s budget.
Jan has worked with the Illinois Office of Tourism since 1989 except for a 6-year period of time from 1996-2002 when she served as Principal of Tourism Research and Development. As such, Jan provided consulting services to state, regional and local tourism agencies.
Jan has directed and been involved in a number of tourism marketing and research projects for the State of Illinois as well as other destination marketing organizations throughout the country.