Meeting of the Rivers Foundation Board is comprised of unique individuals drawn to the Mississippi River and seasoned in community service specific to our region.

Deanna Barnes
Board Chair/President

Deanna Barnes is newly retired from the City of Alton. She held the Deputy Director of Development and Planning position for many years. She is excited to be working with the foundation membership and corps staff to make the National Great Rivers Museum the best it can be.

Bob Morris
Board Vice Chair/Vice President


Bob Morris has served as an active, Meeting of the Rivers Board member for eleven years. He previously dedicated 26 years to the United States Air Force, and now works with other region boards including the Salvation Army.

Norbert Sewing

Jill Lane

Cory Jobe
Member at Large

Cory Jobe has a career of more than 20 years in various roles inside the Illinois state government. He most recently served as State Director of the Illinois Tourism Bureau. As of November 2020, he was appointed President & CEO of the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau. He brings a wealth of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry to Meeting of the Rivers Foundation.

Barbara Strack
Member at Large

Rodney Green
Member at Large