Staff Updates – March 2014


The following people have joined Special Olympics Illinois or received new assignments within the organization:

Waller,Jessica14Jessica Waller of Bloomington has joined Special Olympics Illinois as Manager of Administrative Services at the state headquarters in Normal. She is responsible for risk management and human resources administration at SOILL. Her duties include creating and managing contracts and certificates for all Special Olympics Illinois events as well as general group payroll, benefits, and database administration.

Previously, Waller worked as an insurance producer for Mike Wehrenberg’s State Farm Insurance agency in Bloomington. There she was responsible for meeting with potential and current clients to assess their insurance and financial product needs. Prior to that, she was a team leader for Target in Normal from 2004-2013.

Waller attended the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn and Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio.


Hoover,Jennifer14Jennifer Hoover of Bloomington has been the new Data Entry Specialist at the state headquarters in Normal. Hoover is responsible for general data entry and management.

Previously, Hoover worked as an accounting assistant for Insight CPAs and Financial LLC in Bloomington, where she performed a variety of accounting duties. She also worked at County Market in Pontiac.

Hoover has an associate’s degree in business and accounting from Heartland Community College in Normal. She also attended Illinois State University where she studied Business and Accounting.


  • Jacquelin Kogut has a new job assignment as Manager of Sports, Training & Education for Chicago/Area 3