Dau Consulting has created a business success network in the region and will not hesitate to call upon expert consultants to help your entity grow.

Jadrianne Smith

Jadrianne Smith joined the Dau Consulting team in the fall of 2014 and assists with training projects, marketing, website design, and social media management.  Jade received her bachelor's degree from Wayne State College, Nebraska in Marketing & Advertising.  She has over 8 years of marketing experience working for a range of small and large businesses in multiple states.  Helping small businesses and non profits with their social media marketing  plan has become her new passion.  Using her creativity, she helps organizations further their marketing efforts by tackling the ever-changing social media platforms.  If Jade isn't on her phone posting, tweeting, tagging, or pinning, then you will probably find her either running, traveling, hiking with her husky, or watching her husband coach at an EIU football game. 


Dr. Ann Beck, entrepreneur, former nonprofit executive and corporate trainer, has more
than 30 years of training and management experience in: leadership development, strategic planning, critical thinking, conflict resolution, coaching, team-building and fund development. She is currently the President and Co-owner of Flesor’s Candy Kitchen, a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Food Finalist. She has helped raise funds and developed fundraising strategies for the Mattoon Area Community Foundation, Eastern Illinois TRIO program and the University of Illinois College of Education. She resides in Charleston with her husband Roger.

Ann Beck

Dr. Jill Nilsen has more than 35 years experience working at Eastern Illinois University and was responsible for all of the external outreach to their many customers. She was responsible for marketing, communications, fundraising and building strong alumni relationships. She also is an active volunteer in the regional nonprofit sector having served as board president of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, Excellence in Education Foundation for Charleston, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Board, and the Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Jill and her husband Hank reside in Charleston.


Andrea Applegate earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Eastern Illinois University and her master’s degree in Public Administration from Indiana State University.   She has 6 years of small business marketing experience, but her real passion is social media. Her “go to” for any business information is directly linked to her smart phone!  Andrea is always out and about either volunteering or supporting her husband and two boys at their different athletic events. She has the Facebook posts to prove it!

Andrea Applegate

Roger Beck

Roger Beck, Ph.D., is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, an internationally recognized coaching program. He is also a Distinguished Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University, and has taught, mentored, and coached young people and adults of all ages for over 30 years, helping them to achieve their full personal and professional potential.