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founder / owner
Kristin Williams is Vice President and a founding partner of J.K. Williams Distilling, with responsibilities over the firm’s marketing, accounting, and compliance. Kristin is also involved in R & D product development. J.K. Williams Distilling produces small-batch craft whiskey in East Peoria, Illinois. Founded by couples Jon & Kristin and Jesse & Kassi Williams, the family business was inspired by its namesake, Jon & Jesse’s great-great-grandpa.
In addition to Kristin’s involvement with J.K. Williams Distilling, Kristin is the Director of Employee Benefits at OSF HealthCare based in Peoria, and the proud mother of two young boys – Grant and Tucker. Kristin is a graduate of Keller Graduate School of Management where she holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree and Illinois State University where she holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing and International Business. Currently, Kristin serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for Dress for Success Peoria as Past President.