Meet the Board

It’s time to meet the Illini Chapter’s Leadership Board! Just like you, we are all avid BMW enthusiasts. Scroll on through this page to learn a bit more about each of your fearless leaders. As always, feel free to contact any of us if you have questions.



President: Rick Largen – Contact

Resides in: Lakewood, IL
Drives: ISP Ford Crown Victoria
Biography: Coming Soon.



Vice President: Eric Wank – Contact

Resides in: Metamora, IL
Drives: Coming Soon.
Biography: Coming Soon.



Secretary: Bruce Huber – Contact

Resides in: Morton, IL
Drives: e39 2000 540i
Biography: Coming Soon.



Treasurer: Rick Roudebush – Contact

Resides in: Canton, IL
Drives: 1988 M6 Shark, 2001 Z3 M Roadster (2,000 miles), 2005 645Ci (14,000 miles)
Biography: Rick has been a BMW CCA member since June, 2004, and was one of the originl board members when the Chapter reorganized in 2008. He’s been one of the most active members who, along with his wife, Sonja, served as the Chapter’s Social Events Chair for several years. Since becoming the President in 2013, he’s already demonstrated excellent leadership by getting more members involved in organizing and conducting club events.

Rick says that he demonstrated good judgment, by marrying Sonjya AFTER her did finished paying for her college education. Both he and Sonja were born and raised in Canton, IL, where they attended school together, and still reside. They have one daughter in the area, whose husband is a real car guy and often helps out at Chapter events. Maybe Rick can work on him to see the light and become a Bimmerite.

Track Events Chair: Boris Peharda – Contact

Resides in: Peoria, IL
Drives: Coming Soon.
Biography: Coming Soon.



Past President: Sean Hayes – Contact

Resides in: Washington, IL
Drives: 1988 325, 1991 325ix, 1995 M3, and 2005 GSXR 600
Biography: Sean Hayes joined the board just last year, 2013. Having been an active member (and attending Oktoberfests) since he was about 10, Sean has been a member for over 15 years already! To be true to his dedication, he has been a Lifetime BMWCCA Member since 2013!


Sean is an engineer for Caterpillar during his day job, designing components for Motor Grader Performance Structures. He has spent most of his career in Decatur, but spent 6 months in Peoria and 7 month in Suzhou, China – he’s hoping to go back. In his free time, he’s involved in many other activites, including: First Lego League, Catholic Youth Group, CAT Young Professionals Chapter President, and, last but not least, he’s constantly attending high performance driving schools, autocrosses and tinking on his 3 old BMWs!

Sean was not only responsible for the website you are on now, but he brought autocrosses back to the Peoria area. Sean is excited to see what else he can do for the Illini Chapter!


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