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dan krankeola

Dan Krankeola

President & CEO,
IllinoiSouth Tourism

What brought you here?

My job.

What do you love most about the Metro East?

The major focus within the communities to grow and prosper.

What advice would you give someone moving to the area?

Each community offers its own uniqueness. Take time to visit and learn about the areas and all they have to offer.

What are your favorite attractions in the metro east?

In my line of work all the attractions are amazing!!

What do you think are the metro east’s best assets?

Its residents, leadership and location!

What do you like to do for fun in the metro east?

EAT.....visiting local restaurants!

What charities to which you lend your time?

American Cancer Society

Why do you think it’s important for people to volunteer and what drives you to volunteer?

Giving back and paying it forward are two mottos I stand by. I think it important to appreciate all that has been awarded to me and to be grateful by helping others.

Have you made any special friends or memories in your volunteer work?

Of course, “like minded” individuals are special people and thrive being around each other. It’s important to develop these bonds of friendship and I am fortunate to have developed many.