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Carly McCrory

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Paul Magelli Advocacy Award

Carly McCrory is the Assistant Director for the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation. Her role includes marketing Champaign County, attracting and retaining companies, building community, and working to promote economic development in East Central Illinois with regional partners. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Carly was chosen as one of Central Illinois Business Magazine’s “Forty Under 40” in 2012 and was awarded the Athena Young Professional Award in 2017.

Carly is a full-time community cheerleader, and is involved in a variety of other community and regional groups, including: Illinois Economic Development Association (Board member), Douglas County Rotaract (Co-Founder and President), Marilyn Davidson Technology Fund (Co-Founder & President), Tuscola Coaches vs. Cancer (Co-Founder and Chair), Relay For Life of Douglas County (Event Lead), 40 North (Board member / Vice President), Lacuna Loft (blogger), Douglas County Mental Health (Board member), and the EIU Alumni Association.