President of YMC, LLC
Jeremy R. Yost
CEO Yost Management Services, Inc.
Real Estate developer and US Army Veteran; served a long and distinguished career in public service for local government and the State of Illinois (30 years) holding Administrative positions under six governors culminating in a six year appointment by Governor Jim Edgar to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board in1995.
Mr. Yost was appointed to the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees in 2004 (six year term). He has served as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees for one year. Mr. Yost graduated from EIU with a bachelors of arts. Mr. Yost also received the "Glen Hesler" distinguished service award from EIU athletics. Mr. Yost is also the former Business Manager-Treasurer at Carbondale Community High School District #165. Mr. Yost served on the "Illinois Association of School Business Officials State Board" for one two year term representing all School Business Officials in Southern Illinois.
Mr. Yost has been a tireless advocate for higher education in the Mattoon/Charleston area serving on the Lake Land College Foundation, The Charleston Excellence in Education Foundation as President and charter member. Mr. Yost served on the Coles Together Economic Development Board for three years and is a former Vice-chairman of that board. Mr. Yost is a member and former board member of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce. In 1994 Mr. Yost received the "BESI" award as an outstanding Businessman in the eight county areas. Mr. Yost formally owned and operated Stix Sports Bar, Restaurant, and Banquet Facility for 17 years in Charleston, Illinois.
In addition to Mr. Yost's public service activities, he has been heavily involved in developing and managing affordable housing projects, for the people of Northwest, Central, and Southern Illinois. He is the President and CEO of Illinois Affordable Housing, NFP and Yost Management Company, LLC. Mr. Yost was inducted into the Eastern Illinois University Hall of Fame in 1999. He was inducted as a "Friend of the University" because he was one of the athletic department's most supportive individuals and a civic leader in Charleston since opening Stix. As a "friend of athletics" he sponsored post-game parties, weekly football/basketball luncheons, provided the restaurant for annual Panther Club "Super Bowl" party, and major contributor to the Panther Club.
Mr. Yost resides in The Villages, Florida with his wife Denice.
Real Estate developer and US Navy Veteran. Mr. Yost served four years earning Sailor of the Year twice for his command and two time runner up Blue Jacket of the Year for Navy Region Midwest. While serving on active duty Jeremy completed his Bachelors Degree in Management through the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Yost continued his education and attended the graduate school of technology at Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Yost began working with his father in 2009 serving as his Vice President of Operations.
Mr. Yost believes that the joy in life is giving and is something that he has grown up believing and seeing his father live that same motto. Mr. Yost currently serves on the board of directors for Illinois Affordable Housing, NFP, Eastern Illinois University Panther Club Executive Board & was recently the Chair of Fundraising for EIU Athletics, Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Director, Illinois Housing Council Board of Director, American Legion Post 93 Member & former American Legion Post 93 Finance Officer, and a Master Mason at Masonic Ledge #35 in Charleston, Illinois.
Some of Mr. Yost's accomplishments are EIU Panther Club's Rookie of the Year for fundraising, Biggest Catch for EIU fundraising (twice), and Coles County Council on Aging Partner of the Year.
Jeremy lives in Charleston, Illinois and resides with his fiancé Jessica and their children.
Director of Operations - YMS, Inc.
Ms. Gray received her associates of Science at Richland College in Decatur then went on to become a certified teacher and attended Millikin University in Decatur IL. In college, she was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.
Ms. Gray is an advocate for early education and worked as an educator in the Decatur area prior to joining the Yost Management Team and working in the housing field. Also having a passion for technology, she created and ran a free real estate website for home sellers in Central Illinois for four years.
Ms. Gray joined the Yost Management team in 2018, while she was also attending the University of Phoenix Business School. Her goals include being able to foster the affordable housing market while continually improving the quality of resident living.
Ms. Gray is a Certified Occupancy Specialist (with a high pass score certificate), a Management and Occupancy Review Specialist (with high pass standards), a Fair Housing Specialist, and has obtained the Certified Occupancy Specialist Advanced Certification. She plans on obtaining the
Tax Credit Specialist certification shortly in the future.
Amber lives in Charleston Illinois with her fiancé Ian and their three daughters.