Meet the Team
Invest Aurora Staff
Bill Wiet is the Interim President & CEO of Invest Aurora. Bill was the City of Aurora’s Development Director for the past 20 years, up until last December. He has been in city planning and development for over 36 years; 25 years in Aurora and 11 in Villa Park.
Some of the biggest projects that Wiet was part of in Aurora included development along Interstate 88, the Station Boulevard master plan, development and expansion of Chicago Premium Outlets, keeping the doors open at the now-flourishing Two Brothers Roundhouse, development of RiverEdge Park, and negotiating the city's boundary agreements.
Alexis is Invest Aurora’s newest team member coming on as our Communications Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Illinois State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication while minoring in Sociology. From developing various print media to managing our online media and website, Alexis will play a key role in maintaining our transparent relationship with the community. Passionate about her hometown and its people, she is eager to aid in the marketing of Aurora and watch it flourish with new and refined business.
Jon is our newest Development Specialist at Invest Aurora. His primary responsibilities are conducting research and collecting data, creating and promoting marketing material, assisting with events, managing our website, and acting as a liaison to the Mayor's Office of Economic Development.
Jon received an Associate's in Pre-Law from Grand Rapids Community College. He transferred to Michigan State University and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a minor in French. He went on to receive his Master's in Applied Economics from Illinois State University. He brings to the team a wealth of experience working with small business development and non-profit organizations.
Jon was an Americorps Volunteer working as a Data Analyst at the Stevenson Center at Illinois State University before joining the team at Invest Aurora. His work consisted of analyzing and presenting data for McLean County’s Criminal Justice Coordinated Council.
Judy is one of Invest Aurora's development specialists. In her current position, Judy spearheads Invest Aurora's business retention efforts. She focuses on conducting one-on-one retention visits, organizing monthly business forums, and assisting Aurora-based businesses to grow and succeed.
Judy brings a wealth of business development and market expansion knowledge with over 20 years of sales, sales management, and market expansion experience with companies such as AT&T and SBC/Ameritech. Prior to joining Invest Aurora, Judy was ScaleUp Aurora's project manager. In that role, she developed a strong community network of partners, sponsors, and stakeholders. Judy conducted cohort training sessions and provided valuable information on marketing, business strategy, business plan development, and hiring practices for small to medium-sized businesses.
Judy holds a Bachelor or Arts in Political Science from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and a Masters of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University in Schaumburg, Illinois.