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Tyler Diers serves as TechNet’s Executive Director of Illinois and the Midwest Region. Diers oversees TechNet’s state advocacy in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. He’s based in Chicago. Diers joined TechNet from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Executive Director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Technology and Innovation Council, which he launched in 2018, and as the Chamber’s Director of Legislative Relations. He is also a member of the Business Industry Federation of Economic Concern, where he provides regular updates on technology issues to various government affairs professionals. Previously, Diers was a legislative analyst in the Office of the Senate Minority leader, where he assisted the Senate Executive Committee and staffed the Senate Local Government Committee. He is a native of the Chicagoland area and a graduate of the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.