Illinois Chamber of Commerce Deepens Legislative Team

Illinois Chamber of Commerce Deepens Legislative Team
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Illinois Chamber of Commerce Deepens Legislative Team (Springfield, IL) — The Illinois Chamber of Commerce announced today the addition of Keith Wheeler as Senior Legislative Affairs Advisor. Wheeler will join the Chamber’s Government Affairs team effective January 1, 2024.

Keith Wheeler is a business owner and former member of the Illinois House of Representatives who served the 50th District from 2015 to 2023. Keith was a legislative leader who achieved significant success in the Illinois Capitol over the last decade. Wheeler was a senior advisor to the House Minority Leader, best known for his bipartisan approach to policymaking.

During his time in the General Assembly, Keith was an outstanding ally to the business community. He exemplified this as a three time recipient of the Illinois Chamber’s Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2018, 2020, 2022).

“I am honored to be joining the Illinois Chamber of Commerce,” said Keith Wheeler. “I look forward to continuing the work of the Chamber to strengthen the business community and advocate for policies that support economic growth and job creation throughout our state.”

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The Champion of Free Enterprise Awards are given biennially to Senators and Representatives with Illinois Chamber ratings averaging 85 percent or higher over the previous two General Assemblies who have demonstrated their commitment to legislation that frees the entrepreneurial spirit.

“A key part of the Chamber’s Value to our members is our legislative affairs impact via various councils,” said Lou Sandoval, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber. “We look forward to having Keith join the team and expanding our legislative influence in Springfield.”

Keith will work closely with Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Clark Kaericher to enhance and develop the chamber’s Government Affairs across the state as part of their efforts to better serve their members and continue to establish the Chamber as the Voice of Illinois Business. Keith resides in Oswego with his family.

Illinois Chamber of Commerce Deepens Legislative Team

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