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Preston Marks


Preston serves as Illinois State Director of Hannah News Service.  A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, Preston holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Economics Management.  In 2017, he relocated to Springfield, to manage the Illinois office operations.

After managing two very successful restaurants, Preston joined Hannah News Service starting out as a marketing assistant in the corporate offices in Ohio. With his varied operations and customer service experience, Preston is responsible for all aspects of the Illinois office operations.  He is also the main client contact for training and questions regarding the Illinois Capitol Connection service.

Preston and his fiancé, Candace, reside in downtown Springfield.

Marissa Williams


Marissa is Hannah News Illinois’ newest associate and joined the organization in January of 2016. Her primary responsibilities include detailed coordination of Senate and House floor actions, publishing press releases the office receives via our online system, and social media management.

A mother of one, Marissa is currently working full-time and preparing to go to school to finish her Graphic Design Associate’s Degree.

A resident of downtown Springfield with her child, one-year-old Ronnie, she currently enjoys crocheting, extreme couponing, and various other hobbies.