Chapter 158 was chartered on 11 September 1983 as the Springfield/Lincoln land Chapter. The original geographic area for the chapter consisted of Central and Southern Illinois, including Springfield, Jacksonville, Decatur, Champaign, and Carbondale.
In later years after both the Peoria Chapter and Bloomington Chapter became inactive, Chapter 158 expanded and was renamed the Central Illinois Chapter and encompassed all of the cities within central Illinois including Peoria, Bloomington/Normal, Champaign/Urbana, Springfield, Decatur, Lincoln and Jacksonville.
Most recently the chapter also began supporting the Student members at Western Illinois University in Macomb. These students were previously supported by the Quad Cities Chapter before that chapter became inactive.
Charter Members were:
Charles K. Boston, Illinois Department of Public Aid
Vernon Coffin, Springfield City Water, Light, & Power
Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., First National Bank of Springfield
Tammy Furkin, CMS Police
William T. Harper, Illinois Secretary of State
Larry Lefferts, St. John’s Hospital
Arthur Martineau, Illinois Department of Public Aid
Francis B. Nelson, Jr., Illinois Department of Corrections
Richard Richards, Office of the Illinois Attorney General
David Schachtsiek, St. John’s Hospital
Current Executive Officers
Senior Regional Vice President
Adolfo Benages CPP
Regional Vice President
Anthony Haney CPP
Assistant Regional Vice President
Tim Sutton CPP, CHPA