The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce today announced Michael Reever as its new Vice President of Government Affairs. In this role, Reever will oversee the Chamber’s policy agenda at the city, county and state level and direct the government affairs staff.
“Having served in key government and public policy positions in Illinois and Chicago, Mike brings a wide range of experience that will be instrumental in driving the Chamber’s pro-business policy agenda,” said Theresa E. Mintle, president and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. “We are very excited to have Mike aboard, working on the Chamber’s behalf with elected officials, policy makers and business leaders to confront the economic challenges facing our region and to help create a healthy business climate in Chicago.”
Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Reever came to Chicago to attend college at Loyola University Chicago where he received his Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2007. He continued his education, receiving his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in May of 2011. During law school, he served as an extern for The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. After taking the bar exam, he was sworn in November of 2011.
Reever then took on the role of Chief of Staff for State Representative Ann M. Williams where he oversaw in-district operations, community outreach and policy development. He served as Assistant Legal Counsel to Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton during the 2014 legislative session where he staffed the Local Government and State Government & Veterans Affairs Committees.
He has volunteered on several races at the state and city level over the past several years while also serving as an attorney on election challenges for city and state races for the Democratic Party of Illinois. Reever also serves as President of the Board of Directors of The Peace Corner, a small youth center on the far west side of Chicago in the Austin community, where he has been involved for over a decade.
Reever also served in the United States Army Reserves for eight years and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant (E-5) in August of 2010.
About the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America by enhancing members’ success through robust programs in advocacy, member benefits and services. Serving as “The Voice of Business” since 1904, the Chamber leads public policy and business growth initiatives and hosts educational and networking events to inform, engage, and connect members to each other and the community. Visit ChicagolandChamber.org.