Our Vision

The IHSEA endeavors to create and foster competitive esports programs in all Illinois high schools by providing assistance, organizing tournaments, and presenting information to schools and advisers. These programs cultivate talents in potentially underserved populations and provide a pathway to college scholarships and careers in the gaming industry.

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Our Board of Directors

These people are experts from around the U.S that help us steer the ship from above. Each Director has the best interest of students at heart, and carry that interest into every decision they make.

Jarrod Rackauskas

Director
Teacher at McLean County Unit 5 School District & Head Esports Coach at Heartland Community College

Benjamin Bruce

Director
Regional Gaming Manger for the USO National Capital District

Jeannine East

Secretary Director
Director of Outreach Strategic Initiatives at Northern Illinois University

Amy Whitlock

President
Teacher at Oswego East High School

Andy Mendez

Executive Director
Illinois High School Esports Association Board of Directors

Meet our Personnel

Our personnel hail from all over the country and aim to provide the best experience possible to all of our participants.

Abril Vela

Project Management
Lead Project Manager

Alex Egan

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Andy Mendez

Executive
Chief Executive Officer

Brock Frazier

Outreach
Onboarding Specialist

Bryce Johnson

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Chris Terpstra

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Dalton McGhiey

Competition
Chief Competition Officer

Ed Cann

Competition
Head Tournament Organizer

Julietta Davis

Marketing
Digital Marketing Manager

Kyle Kowalski

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Levi Neiburger

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Michael Wisnios

Operations
Business Operations Manager

Robin Kernats

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Vito Raguso

Technology
Developer

Wilma Mendez

Accounts
Accountant/Bookkeep