Pat Brady, Art Mitchell, Claire Pinkert join Personal PAC Board of Directors (Chicago, IL) — Personal PAC, one of the strongest abortion rights organizations in Illinois, announced the addition of three new board members: Pat Brady, Art Mitchell and Claire Pinkert on Monday:
“This board is ready to go to bat to make sure Illinois remains an oasis for reproductive rights in the Midwest,” said Sarah Garza Resnick, President and CEO of Personal PAC. “We are excited to introduce Pat Brady as a new board member alongside Claire Pinkert and Art Mitchell, three incredible additions to our board.”
Personal PAC is a non-partisan organization that welcomes support from 100% pro-choice Democrats and Republicans.
The new board members include:
Pat Brady is the founder of Next Generation Strategies, a bi-partisan Government and Public Affairs firm. He is a former member of the Republican National Committee and former Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party. He is an attorney who previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney. He has joined the Personal PAC Board because of his belief that the right of women to control their own health care decisions is one of the most important freedoms we as a society should strive to protect.
Clare Pinkert is Associate General Counsel at Protocol Labs. She started her career as a law clerk to Judge Joel Flaum, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and later clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Young Kim. Other highlights of her career include training at Kirkland & Ellis, and serving as Midwest Civil Rights Counsel at the Anti-Defamation League, where she advanced a broad civil rights agenda focused on religious freedom and anti-discrimination, and, at the margins, reproductive freedom. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago Law School. The Dobbs decision inspired Clare to recommit to protecting reproductive freedom in Illinois. As a board member, she is excited to support Personal PAC through fundraising and contributing to governance of the organization.
Art Mitchell serves as the Deputy Director for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliate organizations, the National Redistricting Action Fund, and the National Redistricting Foundation. In this role, he conducts policy and legal analysis on election law, redistricting, and constitutional law; shapes advocacy around state and federal legislation; develops public educational content concerning redistricting; and assists in developing the litigation strategy for the affiliate organizations.
Art was previously an associate at ArentFox Schiff LLP (formerly Schiff Hardin LLP) in Chicago. During that time, his pro bono practice centered on fighting for disadvantaged communities. He represented clients in court who could not afford legal representation for domestic relations cases and criminal record rehabilitation following criminal prosecution while suffering as a victim of sex trafficking.
Art spent nearly a decade working in government and politics. He served as Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Policy and Budget Analyst for Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, and Communications and Committee Staffer for Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, Jr.
Art earned a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a Masters’ Degree in Sociology from Roosevelt University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois.
Pat Brady, Art Mitchell, Claire Pinkert join Personal PAC Board of Directors