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Peter B. Fox is the Founder of Fox Development Corporation (FDC), a real estate development firm which develops, manages, and leases approximately 1.5 million square feet of office and retail space in Champaign, Illinois.  Mr. Fox formerly served as Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 1985 to 1997.  In 1997, he relocated to Champaign to devote more time to his real estate development and private equity investments. Mr. Fox and his companies are focused on creating and retaining jobs associated with technology and the service sector.  He serves as Manager of Fox/Atkins Development, LLC, developer and manager of the Research Park at the University of Illinois in Champaign. In addition to being the developer of the Research Park, Fox/Atkins invests in companies in the Park through equity on debt, funding, or favorable lease terms.  In August 2008, Fox/Atkins and the University of Illinois opened the I Hotel and Conference Center, as a joint development. The I Hotel and Conference Center is located on the U of I campus in the Research Park and also features a Houlihan’s restaurant franchise.  In addition, Mr. Fox has investments in start-up companies and restaurant chains including Jimmy John’s. He is franchisee for 26 Jimmy John’s located Indiana, North Carolina and South Carolina and was named Franchisee of the Year for Jimmy John’s in 2010. Mr. Fox received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University in Economics and Political Science.


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Andrea Ruedi rejoined Fox Development Corporation (FDC) as CEO in October, 2013. She is also the Managing Broker of FDC, LLC.  Ms. Ruedi previously served as FDC's Chief Operating Officer and then as CEO from 2004 to 2009. Ms. Ruedi is an accomplished leader with expertise in business development, government relations, human and financial resource management, marketing and execution of business strategies. Prior to rejoining FDC, Ms. Ruedi served as Deputy Director of the Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her role at one of the world's premier transportation research centers, she was responsible for strategic planning and business development, and managed ICT's $30 million research program. She has also worked at SAIC as Director of University and Corporate Relations where she teamed University researchers with SAIC scientists from around the country on innovative research. In addition, Ms. Ruedi has extensive experience as senior vice president of marketing for a $34 billion bank holding company, as well as leading not-for-profits, including the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and the Champaign County Alliance, a public-private sector entity focused on regional economic development. Ms. Ruedi has B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Sociology from MacMurray College and completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , receiving her MBA degree in May, 2013. Andrea is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, the James Caldwell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the University of Illinois College of Business Alumni Association.


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Heather Tucker joined Fox Development Corporation (FDC) in June 2007 as the Executive Assistant and Community Outreach Coordinator. Heather received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master’s of Education Degree in Continuing Education and Professional Development from the University of Illinois. She was previously employed as an Executive Assistant with Martin Hood Friese & Associates, LLC. Prior to working for Martin Hood Friese & Associates, LLC, Heather was a Catering Planner for University of Illinois Dining Services. Heather provides support for Senior Management, plans and organizes company sponsored philanthropic and business development events, and coordinates Community Outreach projects.

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Keri Miner received her Business Marketing degree from James Madison University in May, 2013. While in college, Keri gained expertise in social media marketing, having tripled her employer’s single day sales record and increased their yearly sales through social media outlets. As a Social Media intern, she solely created and managed the company’s Google AdWords account and Pay Per Click campaign and was the company’s only intern selected to attend the Digital Capital conference in Washington, DC. Keri is Google AdWords Qualified in Search Advertising and has a Google Analytics Individual Qualification. Keri has earned Microsoft Office Specialist certification and has experience working in a real estate office. At Fox Development Corporation (FDC), Keri assists with office scheduling, maintains the tenant work order database and manages the company website.

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Brandon Hahn graduated from Illinois State University in 2011 with a BS degree in Construction Management with a Business Administration minor. Brandon is a LEED Green Associate and is Associate Contractor Certified through the American Institute of Constructors. Most recently Brandon was employed by State Farm Insurance as a Field Fire Claims Representative in Milwaukee/Lake Geneva, WI, after having served as an In-Office Fire Claims Representative in Lincoln, NE. Brandon reconciled estimates with contractors after assessing policyholder losses and met with homeowners to explain the insurance, payment and restoration process. Brandon has experience managing construction on multi-million dollar homes as Assistant Project Manager for O’Neal Builders, Inc. in Normal, IL and operated his own lawn and landscape service while attending college. As the Tenant Services Manager at Fox Development Corporation (FDC), Brandon manages all tenant work order requests and works with vendors and construction staff to complete work requests promptly and to ensure tenant satisfaction.

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Adrienne McPhee Hays is the Controller at the I Hotel and Conference Center. She is responsible for cash receipts, monthly entity financial reporting, fiscal information analysis, Jimmy John’s weekly financials, and year-end financial reporting processes. Adrienne graduated with Honors from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor's of Science in Accountancy in December 2006 and joined Fox Development Corporation in January 2007.

 

 

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Ryan Murphy was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois. He attended Illinois State University on a men's golf scholarship and received a degree in Finance with a focus on real estate in May 2013. While at Illinois State University, Ryan was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He was also consistently on the student-athlete Honor Roll and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society as part of the top 10% of his class. Before coming to work at Fox Development Corporation (FDC), Ryan completed an internship at the IHotel where he created and implemented a successful preventative maintenance program and assisted in the management of day to day operations. Ryan is a licensed real estate broker and handles the leasing and management of properties.

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David Simmons is the IT Administrator for Fox Development Corporation (FDC) and the I Hotel and Conference Center. David has six years of combined experience with system administration and computer hardware/software repair. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in Economics and Computer Science. After graduating David Co-founded an internet start-up endeavor which brought him to Champaign, IL. David is responsible for account administration, network and server administration, general computer troubleshooting, cloud computing and IT related projects.

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