Gov. Pritzker Announces Appointment of Sylvia I. Garcia as Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Erin Guthrie Announces Departure from DCEO Director Role Following Two Years of Service
SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker named Sylvia I. Garcia to serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate. Garcia replaces Erin Guthrie, who is stepping down from her role of director later this month to pursue an opportunity in the private sector, after serving as DCEO Director since the beginning of the Governor’s administration.
“I am thrilled to appoint Sylvia to serve as the next leader of DCEO – her professional background and knowledge across sectors will be a valuable asset to Illinois’ communities and working families as we build a strong economy that works for everyone,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Erin Guthrie has worked tirelessly since the beginning of my administration to help our residents and small businesses succeed, and her commitment and work was especially critical throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank Erin for her service to the state and wish her continued success in these next steps of her career.”
Garcia is a mission-driven leader with over 15 years of professional experience across different sectors.