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Michael J. Mini | Vice President of Public Policy

In his role as Vice President of Public Policy, Michael Mini is serving on the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s leadership team. He is responsible for the development and delivery of the Chicagoland Chamber’s legislative, regulatory, and political programs. Mini also serves as the Chamber’s chief local lobbyist, manages the Public Policy Committee and Political Action Committee, and oversees legislative and regulatory research and advocacy efforts.

“Michael Mini has served as Director of Government Relations for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce since January of 2007,” stated Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and COO John Carpenter. “It’s our mission to make the Chicago area the most business friendly region in the U.S., and this agenda requires solid leadership in advancing public policies that foster economic development and job creation at the local, state, and federal levels."

"Michael has done a tremendous job building our public policy department over the past few years, and we’re pleased to promote him to this new leadership role at the Chicagoland Chamber.”

“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead the Chamber’s efforts to advance the political and public policy agenda of Chicago’s business community,” said Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Public Policy Michael Mini. “We’ve recently made tremendous strides by solidifying our relationships with City Hall and the Cook County Board. Our consistent advocacy for eliminating the City’s head tax and rolling back the County’s sales tax are paying real dividends for Chicago area businesses and residents alike. In Springfield, our team also recently helped achieve meaningful reforms to the State workers’ compensation and unemployment systems, saving Illinois companies millions of dollars and making us more competitive in today’s global economy. Moving forward, we’re eager to work with our business coalition partners to achieve pension reform and realize authorization of a Chicago casino as a major economic development initiative.”

Prior to joining the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce staff, Mini worked as Managing Director of the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of the National Association of REALTORS® and was point person on commercial real estate legislative and regulatory issues at the federal level. He served six years as Government Affairs Director of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® where he represented CAR’s public policy positions to the Chicago City Council, the Mayor’s office, and various city departments. Mini also served as a member of Mayor Daley’s Building Code Advisory Committee and Property Tax Advisory Council. In addition, Mini worked as a Legislative Analyst for the Institute of Real Estate Management of the National Association of REALTORS®, where he was responsible for monitoring property management issues as part of the NAR’s Government Affairs Division in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a degree in Political Science, Mini served as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Dennis Hastert. He worked in the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs at Pace - the suburban bus division of the RTA - and served on various state and national political campaigns.



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