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A Charleston man has been appointed to the Illinois Workforce Investment Board. Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Kirk Gadberry to the board on Friday. Gadberry brings over 23 years of experience in the manufacturing sector to the board.


Gadberry is currently President and COO of North American Lighting, a company he’s been with since 1992. In this position he’s helped guide the leading manufacturer of automotive lighting products through their day-to-day activities while expanding the company’s global presence.


Gadberry is also an active leader within the local community, and has been a long-time supporter of building successful partnerships with public universities and community colleges to produce the next generation of manufacturing leaders.

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