Mario Jimenez

Community Advisory Board


State of Illinois
Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Division of Child Support Services


NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021 - First Term
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024 - Eligible Second Term

Mario is a Bolivian-American that has lived in the Springfield, IL area since 1999.  He is a dog lover, a new member of the Dad’s Club, a soccer fanatic. He is fluent in Spanish. Sometimes he is a tropical dance instructor and used to host a Latin music radio show at the Capital Area Career Center - 88.3 WQNA in Springfield.

He attended high school in Cochabamba-Bolivia. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2010 and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Management Information Systems.

He is a supporter of public radio and avid listener of NPR Illinois.

The NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board (CAB) met in Chicago and connected by videoconference to Springfield. The primary purposes of the meeting were to welcome new advisory board members who begin their new terms on July 1, 2018 and to provide input about whether NPR Illinois’ programming and policies meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the community it serves.