Daniel Payette has worked at Blackhawk Hills Economic Development District since 2011, where he currently serves as executive director and manager. He has served on iFiber’s Outreach Team for many years. He was appointed to the Illinois Fiber Ventures Board in 2016. Illinois Fiber Ventures is the for-profit arm of Illinois Fiber Resources Group (iFiber). His work has focused on broadband outreach, energy efficiency programs, community planning, and economic development. He received his Master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor’s in International Affairs from Marquette University. Dan is a resident and native of Shannon, IL. He enjoys singing, photography, and currently sits on the Rockford Catholic Diocese’s Pastoral Council.