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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Meet our Personnel

Our personnel volunteer their time to give our students the opportunities that they deserve through gaming and esports.

Dalton McGhiey

Competition
Competition Officer

Brian Zeglin

Accounting
Financial Officer

Chris Terpstra

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Brock Frazier

Outreach
Onboarding Specialist

John Bryan

Operations
Social Media

Ellie Bell

Operations
Marketing

Bryce Johnson

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Kyle Kowalski

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

Levi Neiburger

Competition
Assistant Tournament Organizer

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.

Benjamin Bruce

Chairman of the Board
Industrial Engineer and Scholastic Gaming Advocate

Jarrod Rackauskas

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

Jeannine East

Secretary Director
Director of Outreach Strategic Initiatives at Northern Illinois University

Amy Whitlock

Director
Teacher at Oswego East High School

Dillon Kleinvehn

Director
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John Hoblit

Director
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Kevin Jones

Director
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Need to contact us?

Operations

Contact for all IHSEA operations, partnerships, or onboarding questions.
Benjamin Bruce
bbruce@ihsea.org
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Finance

Contact for all IHSEA financial questions.
Jarrod Rackauskas
accounts@ihsea.org
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