Meet Our Executive Director

Michael J. Lundy, Executive Director

Serving as Executive Director of the Southern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) for the past nine years, Mike Lundy has played an integral role in a variety of financial development programs within the four counties SWIDA serves. His work has included the financing of housing developments, state grants and business loans, and the issuance of nearly $1.1 billion in industrial revenue bonds, TIF bonds, governmental bonds, non-for-profit bonds and solid waste bonds. Significant achievements made by SWIDA under Lundy’s direction include the issuing of seven school district bonds totaling over $200 million and $15 million in bonds for infrastructure improvements in the City of Belleville; the administration of a $400,000 IEPA grant and the oversight of a $7 million loan fund between SWIDA and the Casino Queen for projects in East St. Louis.

Prior to joining SWIDA in 2004, Lundy, a Business Management graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, served three terms as Belleville City Treasurer from 1993-2004.

Outside the office, Lundy has served as Treasurer for both the Belleville Police Pension Fund and Fire Pension Fund, and volunteers his time with the Whitey Herzog Baseball Legion Field and Gifts from the Hearts. He also works to raise funds for the American Legion Field, Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis and for needy Belleville families through the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Fund program.