Sue Smith lives in Franklin with her husband, Rick, and daughter, Sharon. Sue was hired in 2006 and is our Office Manager. Sue’s primary duty is bookkeeping. Sue was hired by AFFI President Emeritus Dave Foreman and during the two weeks before she actually started the job, Dave left to be the Illinois State Fire Marshal, so she never got to work with him.
Sue also serves as Chairman of the Comptrollers Merit Commission and Treasurer for the Village of Franklin.
Call the office anytime 217 522-8180 or email Sue directly at Office AT affi-iaff.org
Office Secretary Mychelle Harbauer
You can contact Mychelle at: Secretary AT affi-iaff.org
Chief Technlogy Officer Shawn Gillis
You can contact Shawn at: SGillis AT affi-iaff.org
Director of Technical Services Matt Campbell
You can contact Matt at: MCampbellAT affi-iaff.org
Director of Health & Safety, Education John Sergeant
You can contact John at: JSergeant AT affi-iaff.org
Director of Communications Kurt Snow
Kurt Snow was hired in August of 2018 as a Staff Representative whose main focus was on communications. He attended the IAFF Communication Training Acadamy in Silver Springs, Maryland, and has served on the AFFI Labor History Committee since 2012 and the AFFI Political Education Committee since 2014. His primary objectives are overseeing our social media platforms, website, and both internal and external communications. Kurt was hired by the Streator Fire Department in 2002 where he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant and has served as the Local 56 President since 2010.
You can contact Kurt at: KSnow AT affi-iaff.org
Director of Governmental Affairs Tim Hunter
You can contact Tim at: THunter AT affi-iaff.org
Data Analyst Tony Peloso
You can contact Tony at: TPeloso AT affi-iaff.org
Data Analyst Mark Kolar
You can contact Mark at: MKolar AT affi-iaff.org
Data Analyst Dan Klendworth
Dan Klendworth was hired by the AFFI in 2020. Dan has served the City of Jacksonville as a member of the Fire Department since 2009. He currently serves as a Lieutenant. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Management and a Bachelors in Business Administration. Klendworth has held the position of President for Jacksonville Fire Fighters Local 637 since 2011. He serves on the 2% board as treasurer and is an elected member of Jacksonville’s Pension Board.
He recently started on as an Instructor at The Illinois Fire Service Institute. Dan enjoys helping his fellow brothers and sisters within the AFFI with numerous Data and Bargaining issues. He relishes the opportunity to work for a Union that has all of its staff and administration literally work the positions for which we strive to improve through collective bargaining.
You can contact Dan at: DKlendworth AT affi-iaff.org