Travis McGlasson is a member of the Marshall County Board, helping to direct its resources to best serve the citizens of Marshall County. In this role, he is chairman of the Human Resources and Information Technology Committee and has been a driving force behind the rewriting of its zoning ordinance and other policies. To improve communications with residents, he rebuilt the County’s website from scratch and trained staff on how to maintain it.
McGlasson recently accepted a position at Marquette Group and now works as an interactive sales manager, assisting Fortune 100 clients in navigating the digital and interactive marketing space. Prior to that, he was director of digital media at The Heartland Partnership, where he managed the digital launch of the Greater Peoria Regional Scorecard and expanded its social media efforts. He has also been a frequent advisor and speaker to local governments and other nonprofits on how to use digital media effectively.
Exemplifying leadership in both his professional and personal life, McGlasson also contributes to the community as a volunteer and member of the military. He has been a noncommissioned officer in the Illinois Army National Guard for seven years, serving as sergeant and platoon leader in an infantry unit. In addition, he has served as chairman of the Marshall County Economic Development Council, chairman of the Marshall County Republican Party, board member of the Tri-County Opportunities Council, board member and membership co-chair of the Young Professionals Organization of Greater Peoria, founder of TEDxPeoria, and volunteer for the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office of the University of Illinois.
Among his many accomplishments, McGlasson led the winning team in the annual Battalion Fire Team Competition in 2009. He was recently recognized in the Peoria Journal Star’s Bits and Bytes blog as an influential user of social media, and was the youngest Republican county chairman in state history. He earned his MBA earlier this year and recently re-enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard for six more years of service. iBi