Mr. Ribley has over 35 years of professional experience in state government and the
private sector, focusing on economic development, public policy and financial
Prior to forming his own company focused on economic development and
governmental relations consulting, Ribley was as President and CEO of the Illinois
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBIO) and the iBIO Institute, a trade
association representing the diverse biotechnology industry in the biomedical, bio
industrial and bioprocessing sectors.
Before joining iBIO, Mr. Ribley led the revitalization of the Chicago-based Illinois
Medical District Commission (IMDC), home to four hospitals, two academic medical
research universities and the Chicago Technology Park by implementing initiatives
involving real estate, infrastructure development, community health, translational
research and clinical data.
From 2009-2012, Mr. Ribley was Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce
and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Director of Operations from 2003-2009. At
DCEO Mr. Ribley led initiatives to increase investments in business relocation and
expansion, entrepreneurship and innovation, restore disadvantaged communities
and develop workforce training to meet the challenges of the 21 st century economy.
Mr. Ribley began his career as a Legislative Analyst in the Illinois Senate, worked in
the Office of the Illinois Treasurer and in the mortgage banking industry.
Warren Ribley – Executive Director
Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority
1601 River Road, Suite 310, Moline, IL 61265