Kevin Artl
President & CEO

Kevin Artl is the President and CEO of ACEC Illinois. He works with the ACEC Illinois Board of Directors and members to advocate on behalf of Illinois’ engineering community and promote regulatory and legislative solutions to promote and improve the business climate for the engineering industry. Kevin oversees the operations of the association and staff.

Prior to joining ACEC Illinois, Kevin was the Chief Operating Officer of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority where he oversaw the state’s 294-mile tollway system and managed its $1.3 billion annual budget.

Kevin also has an extensive career in government at the state and federal level, including serving in senior policy-making roles in both the United States Senate and Illinois General Assembly.

Kevin is a graduate of Chicago’s Loyola University. He resides in Naperville with his wife, Maureen, and their three children.


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Bethany Rademaker
Director of Events

Bethany Rademaker is the Director of Events for ACEC Illinois. She organizes and facilitates meetings, seminars and events, including the Engineering Excellence Awards Annual Gala.

Prior to joining ACEC Illinois, Bethany worked for the Logan County Clerk & Recorder and was the Assistant to the Director of Marketing at Lincoln Christian University.  

Bethany is the Logan County Fair Queen Pageant Director, serves on several non-profit committees and volunteers for her church. She is also a certified fitness instructor.

Bethany is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in organizational leadership. She resides in Lincoln with her husband, Gary, and their two children.

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Emily Martinez
Director of Membership

Emily Martinez is the Director of Membership for ACEC Illinois.  She oversees membership recruitment, dues, and committees. Emily is also responsible for marketing and communication. 

Before holding the Director of Membership position, Emily worked for ACEC Illinois as an office assistant and was a business intern for the President's Office of Lincoln
College. 

Emily is the volunteer coordinator for Gigi’s Playhouse of Central Illinois, coaches the dance team at Lincoln Junior High School and is an avid dog lover. 

Emily is a graduate of Lincoln College where she earned her bachelors degree is business administration.

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Rebecca Mason
Legislative Consultant

Rebecca Mason is the principal of Marjorie Communications, a firm focused on lobbying and advocacy communications for clients in a variety of industries. Rebecca handles lobbying the Illinois General Assembly and Executive Branch for ACEC Illinois.

Rebecca got her start in Springfield with the Transportation for Illinois Coalition (TFIC), developing transportation policy expertise and relationships within the transportation industry, Governor's office, and legislature. In her role as Executive Director of the Infrastructure Council at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Rebecca handled negotiations and advocacy for the Illinois Chamber in support of the Rebuild Illinois capital bill. Outside of transportation, Rebecca has successfully worked several controversial issues and is experienced putting together legislative strategies and coalitions.

Rebecca graduated summa cum laude from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She lives in Petersburg with her husband, Clayton, and too many animals.

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