Gordy Hulten joined the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association in 2019 as the Vice President of External Affairs. In this position, Gordy oversees communications and advocacy efforts to help advance policy objectives, grow the IMA brand and tell the story of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and its members. Hulten served as Champaign County Clerk from 2011-2018, and on the Champaign City Council from 2010-2011. He served as President of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders and was named County Clerk of the Year in 2016. Hulten was a Combat Engineer in the United States Army Reserve for eight years in addition to years of experience in business development. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is married to Pam with two children.