Carrie McKillip, a native of Knox County, holds an associate of arts from Carl Sandburg College, a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a Master of Business Administration from Western Illinois University. Prior to joining Illinois Extension in 2006, McKillip spent 20 years in not-for-profit management, including six years in higher education administration and business development.
Carrie provides community, business, and organizational development programming in Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren Counties. Participatory planning processes, customer service training, and disaster preparedness/mitigation planning are included in her programming.
In addition to direct programming, she collaborates with other area groups and organizations to impact the communities she serves. Examples of these organizations include the Six County Entrepreneurial Support Network, Project Rebound, Inc., and the Henderson County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD).