President/CEO Illinois Business Financial Services
Marisa Randle-Williams is originally from Peoria, Illinois and has lived in Chicago since 2005. Marisa is President/CEO Illinois Business Financial Services (IBFS), a nonprofit Certified Development Company for the Small Business Administration, primarily offering the 504 Loan Program to help small businesses purchase commercial real estate and heavy equipment.
Before joining IBFS, Marisa spent her early career in corporate marketing and business management with companies including Walgreens and Kraft Heinz. She later joined Back to the Roots, an organic food start-up, to pursue her passion for better food. Marisa is especially interested in the equity of local food resources, so she joined the GCM Associate Board to find ways she can help — and she's also just a total nut about farmers markets.