Board of Directors

Chair of Fundraising Committee

Chair of Fundraising Committee

Philip Lockwood // PRESIDENT

Philip Lockwood has been an active professional and social entrepreneur in the Central Illinois community for many years. 

Professionally, Philip is currently a Manager for Strategic Transformation Consulting for CGN Global specializing in commercial and market intelligence and serves as a business advisor for the Bradley University Turner Center for Entrepreneurship. He is the CEO of MyFitDog, a Peoria-based startup developing a digital health platform and wearable technologies for dogs and their owners.  He founded Mercury Sports Group in 2003, which eventually became IPICO Sports. He grew the company from its initial start-up to conducting business in over 50 countries through early 2012. He was involved in strategic and organizational development consulting with an emphasis on business process improvement, project management, and new technology implementation from 1997 through 2002; and he served in various senior staff positions in engineering and accounting at Caterpillar from 1986 through 1996.

Socially, Philip was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Voice of Movement, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting physical activity. In October 2015, Voice of Movement, in partnership with SHAPE America, hosted the Sedentary Conference, a global conference addressing sedentary behaviors. In 1986, he helped create the Peoria Komen Race for the Cure, and has served as Race Director for the past 26 years. Additionally, he has served as the Race Director for the Bloomington/Normal Komen Race for the Cure since its inception in 2011; and the Springfield (IL) Komen Race for the Cure since May 2014. He served as President of the Komen Memorial Affiliate from 2009 through early 2013 helping lead the Affiliate Expansion from 10 counties to 36 throughout Central Illinois.  As part of this role, he was actively involved with advocacy efforts locally, regionally and nationally.

In 2019, Philip completed his 26th year as Managing Director for the world-renowned Steamboat Classic. He helped manage Non-Stadium Competitions and Athlete Services Operations at the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Additionally, he has provided consulting and specialized support services to many active sports events including the Chicago and London Marathons.

Nationally, Philip helped found the Professional Road Racing Organization and Running USA, an industry trade organization. He has served on several Central Illinois not-for-profit boards including: Peoria Innovation Alliance (Founding President); Bradley University Varsity Club; Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Illinois Valley Striders; Peoria Area Sports Commission (Founding Member); and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Memorial Affiliate (President).

Philip was an inaugural recipient of the Peoria Area “40 Leaders Under 40” Award in 1994; the recipient of the Road Race Management Race Director of the Year in 2008; and recipient of the Road Runners Club of America National Volunteer Award in 1998.

Philip earned his bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Bradley University in 1985. He held several school records as a member of Bradley’s Cross Country and Track Teams; and was inducted into the Bradley University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.