‘Proven leader’ chosen to head Tri-County Urban League

New Tri-County Urban League president and CEO Felisa Jordan Durr
New Tri-County Urban League president and CEO Felisa Jordan Durr(Tri-County Urban League)
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 10:27 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A woman with 27-years of leadership experience working at Caterpillar is the new president and chief executive officer of the Tri-County Urban League.

The organization’s board of directors selected Felisa Jordan Durr to lead the long-standing community support agency.

Durr is assuming the position previously held by Dawn Harris Jeffries, who took a leave of absence last September. Jeffries had a short stay as Tri-County Urban League’s leader, replacing Laraine Bryson in May 2021 after nearly three decades on the job.

Besides working at Caterpillar, Durr spent several years of non-profit leadership, according to a news release.

Durr is the Founder of the Second to Mom Childcare Center in Peoria.

Durr has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Alabama A&M University, earned a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Phoenix and most recently received a second master’s degree in Bible and Theology from Lincoln Christian University.

Durr will carry on the Tri-County Urban League’s dedication to improving educational, social and economic opportunities for people in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties.

Her first day on the job is June 5.