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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.

A 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.