What makes a great leader? Hundreds of books have been written on this topic. Most would agree that great leaders have courage, integrity and character. They challenge the status quo and inspire others. They look ahead with vision and foresight, maintain a positive attitude, and accept responsibility for their actions. In times of uncertainty, we count on them to guide our communities toward a better future.
Each year, iBi highlights the emerging talent in Greater Peoria—those who stand out among their peers and exemplify the spirit of servant leadership in our community. Now with 1,000 alumni, the 40 Leaders Under Forty award is a rite of passage for the area’s rising young stars.
On behalf of iBi, Caterpillar Inc. and the rest of our sponsors—RLI Corp., Bradley University’s Foster College of Business; OSF HealthCare; Farnsworth Group; Hometown Community Banks; Community Foundation of Central Illinois; Busey; Cullinan Properties; Commerce Bank; and River City Construction—we are proud to present the 2018 class of 40 Leaders Under Forty.