Sandy Wittig has been the Deputy Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) since 2015. She has extensive experience in budget management, grant management, and human resources. Currently, she manages all of the IIRA financial accounts providing grant and budget management along with event management for all IIRA conferences and events. Joining the IIRA in 2007, she became directly involved with Midwest CDI. She serves as Co-Director of Midwest CDI and is a board member of the Community Development Council. Wittig earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Western Illinois University.