Secretary of State-Elect Giannoulias Fills Out Transition Committees

Members Represent Wide Range of Expertise & Backgrounds Spanning Illinois

Chicago, IL — Illinois Secretary of State-Elect Alexi Giannoulias announced the remaining members of his Transition Team today and the creation of nine policy committees charged with translating his campaign’s vision into actionable plans for his administration.

The transition committees comprise a total of 125 members who represent diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise from across the entire Illinois.

“We’ve assembled a talented group of individuals who are volunteering and investing their time and expertise so we’re ready to tackle important challenges and make government work better for Illinoisians,” said Giannoulias, who takes office on January 9. “This team, which includes a vast array of private and public-sector experience, is charged with producing action-oriented solutions and deliverables starting on Day One.”

In addition, Giannoulias launched his transition website – – earlier this month and encouraged Illinoisans to submit their ideas for the new administration. Nearly 1,000 policy proposals and suggestions have been submitted through the website in less than three weeks.

The transition committees include: Driver Facilities and Road Safety; Ethics and Office Policies; Library Enhancements; Securities Division Policies; Voter Rights and Registration; Business Services; Technology Enhancements; Environmental Initiatives; and Organ & Tissue Donations.

Days after winning the November 8 general election for Secretary of State, Giannoulias announced the chairs of his Transition Team: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, of Moline, who represents the 17th Congressional District; Stephanie Neely, of Chicago, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Asset Management North America Institutional Central and Canada; Martin Cabrera, of Chicago, the CEO/Founder of Cabrera Capital Markets and Cabrera Capital Partners; and Ed Smith, of Carbondale, who serves as CEO/President of Ullico and is a former leader of the Laborers International Union (LiUNA).

The transition committees will begin holding virtual meetings this week. A full Transition Report will be presented to the Secretary of State-Elect Giannoulias in early January.

Transition Committee Chairs and Members