In February 2017, Governor Bruce Rauner designated Anna Hui as
Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL). Anna has served in
numerous senior positions in both state and federal government for over two decades.
In the Bush Administration, Anna served as Associate Deputy Secretary of
Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor, where she helped improve the
competitiveness of America’s workforce, pass international trade deals that
created local jobs and expanded U.S. exports, and modernize workplace safety
rules. After leaving federal service in 2009 until
her return to Illinois, she served as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Department
of Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.
This isn’t Anna’s first tour of service in state government. She
worked for Governor Edgar as the Special Assistant to the Governor For
Asian-American affairs and for Governor Ryan, as a senior-member of the
Washington, D.C. policy management team.
As Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Labor from
2015 to 2017, Anna was pivotal in leading all policy, fiscal, and management
matters. Most notably, she drove the modernization effort to start updating the
agency to today’s technology standards. With her experience within IDOL, she
knows how to enact necessary reforms, eliminate inefficacies, and deliver
results for Illinois workers and employers.
native of Illinois, Anna received a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School
of Law, a M.S.M. and a M.B.A. from the University of Maryland University
College and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. She currently lives with her family in Elmhurst.