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Greg Aguilar, the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce director of Q2030, has been named chairman of the board of trustees at Western Illinois University. 

Aguilar, who lives in East Moline, serves as the director of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan at the chamber, collaborating with community leaders, educators, businesses, nonprofit groups and grassroots organizations to build up the reputation of the Quad-Cities area.

He previously was the director of talent attraction and retention for the chamber, leading the Young Professionals of the Quad-Cities as well as diversity initiatives.

Prior to working at the chamber, he served as the northwest regional manager for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Aguilar is a founding board member of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. His regional work in economic development, higher education, diversity and inclusion has received national recognition, including from the National Hispanic Institute and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

In 2011, he earned the Diamond Award from Credit Union National Association for his diversity outreach work at Ascentra Credit Union.

Aguilar earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and Latin American studies at the University of Iowa.

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