DSI is delighted to announce the temporary appointment of former board member Jean Bruner-Jachino to a short-term leadership role. Jean Bruner-Jachino will step in part-time to assist the organization while DSI conducts a comprehensive search for its next Executive Director. 

Jean Bruner-Jachino brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of DSI’s mission, having served on the board previously for multiple terms. Her commitment to the revitalization and growth of downtown Springfield aligns seamlessly with the organization’s goals, making her an invaluable asset during this transitional period. 

During her 24 year tenure both on the DSI board and as a dedicated volunteer for the organization, Jean Bruner-Jachino has exhibited a strong commitment to fostering a vibrant downtown community. Her vision and passion for driving positive change will  support DSI’s ongoing initiatives. Jean’s dedication to downtown Springfield’s vitality, the preservation of its history, and the support of its retailers and small businesses is unwavering, and her efforts will ensure DSI’s continued success, while providing a smooth transition to the future leadership.

“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to support DSI in this role. Downtown Springfield has held a special place in my heart for many years, and I am eager to continue working with DSI’s talented staff, board of directors, and partners to ensure continued progress and success for our downtown neighborhood,” stated Jean Bruner-Jachino.

DSI expresses its gratitude to Jean Bruner-Jachino for stepping into this temporary role and looks forward to her guidance as the organization begins its search for its next Executive Director. 

Downtown Springfield Inc. is the downtown business association (501c6) and nationally accredited Main Street organization dedicated to creating and supporting a vibrant neighborhood through collaboration, creativity, and leadership.