Garner Promoted To County Director Of Henry, Mercer, Rock Island & Stark Extension

University of Illinois Extension 2011 ConferenceJenny Garner has been named County Director for the University of Illinois Extension’s Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark County Unit. She is replacing Tony Franklin who was promoted in June to Associate Director of U of I Extension Field Operations.
Prior to her new role, Garner served as Community and Economic Development Educator for Extension since March 2008. In that position she worked with communities, economic development practitioners, public officials, and non-profit organizations to enhance their marketing and public relations, as well as educational programming for business retention and expansion. Before joining University of Illinois Extension, Garner served as Vice President and Director of Marketing and Development for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center for 11 years; and as Assistant Director of Marketing at Palmer College of Chiropractic for 12 years.