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Whether you’re looking at filling gaps in your current administration or management team or just needed a fresh set of eyes, the Bailey & Company team will provide a level of support, knowledge, and vision you honestly can’t measure in just dollars.

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We are proud of where we live and are committed to helping lead southern Illinois and underserved communities everywhere to new levels of success. We believe that we can raise the outcomes of these populations by first raising the standards of the organizations that serve them.

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We partner with local governments going through transitional moments.

Then again, we think governments, and the communities they serve, are always in transition. We augment your leadership and align your team to work cohesively, and enthusiastically, under a sharp vision, when you are:

  • working to achieve new goals

  • growing beyond your current expertise

  • experiencing a change in people and culture

  • developing a plan for succession and the future, or

  • wanting to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes for your people

Whether that is adding professional leadership for the first time or recognizing that the demands on your current administration outpace their bandwidth, Bailey & Company provides the proven, professional, real-world experience that you need to manage your day-to-day operations, address deficiencies, or achieve your aspirations.


Our Work

Our Founder, Darren Bailey, is a passionate leader and problem-solver with a track record of success proven across multiple sectors and industries. After gaining experience working with the Illinois State Senate, Darren directly engineered millions in savings during his two terms as the Treasurer of Union County, Illinois before leaving to become the CEO of the Crabtree Holding Company and its six subsidiaries, including flagship business, Masters Choice, Inc.-- one of the country’s largest independent seed corn companies.

Darren has received many awards and recognitions for his work and commitment to others, including being nominated by Governor Pat Quinn to be an Illinois representative to the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute, selected by Governor Jim Edgar as one of the first two southern Illinoisans in his Edgar Fellows Program, which strives to identify the current and future leaders of Illinois, and recognized as one of the most outstanding young leaders in the southern Illinois region as a Top 20 Under 40 by the Southern Business Journal.

Read more about Darren in his LinkedIn bio.

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