Jay Tebbe started working with Archford’s consulting area after retirement in 2018.
Prior to his role with Archford, Jay was the president and publisher of the Belleville News-Democrat for 14 years, completing a 41-year career with the local digital and print media company.
Jay led the BND through one of the most transformational periods in its 160-year history: its evolution from a newspaper to a multi-platform, digital journalism company. Under his watch, the BND was recognized for its strong local journalism, particularly its award-winning investigative reporting and for its consistent growth in digital audience.
Throughout his career at the BND, Jay was deeply involved in community affairs. He served on multiple boards including the Belle-Scott Committee, the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, Get to know the Metro-East, United Way, Downtown Belleville Optimists, Cathedral Grade School, Downtown Belleville YMCA, Lewis and Clark Council of the BSA, American Heart Association Heart Walk, the American Cancer Society, Belleville District 118 Foundation, Air Mobility Command Civic Leaders, the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, the St. Peter’s Cathedral Finance Council, the Diocesan Finance Council, the Belleville Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee and the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Community Advisory Board.
Jay has a BS in Business Management from Empire State College in Rochester, New York. He resides in Swansea, Illinois with his wife Diane. They have two children and two grandchildren.