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Governor Announces Appointments

Press Release - Friday, July 31, 2015

SPRINGFIELD - Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has appointed the Independent Juvenile Ombudsman. He has also made appointments to the Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership and the Illinois Finance Authority.

Name: Kathleen Bankhead
Position: Independent Juvenile Ombudsman

Governor Bruce Rauner has named Kathleen Bankhead the Independent Juvenile Ombudsman. Her extensive and diverse background in criminal justice makes her an excellent candidate for this position.

Bankhead has been with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office since 1990. She began her career as an assistant state's attorney in the juvenile justice division, and now serves as an assistant state's attorney for the South Side Community Justice Center. In this role, Bankhead prosecutes adult felony offenses. She also collaborates with other government agencies, community organizations and residents to prevent and solve problems.

In addition to her work at the State's Attorney's Office, Bankhead is an engaged member of the community. She is Vice President of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice, President of the Thornton Township High School Alumni Legacy Fund and a member for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission Disproportionate Minority Contract Subcommittee. She is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association and the National Black Prosecutors Association.

Bankhead holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Bradley University and a law degree from ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She lives in Markham.

Name: Eric R. Anderberg
Position: Member - Illinois Finance Authority

Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Eric R. Anderberg to the Illinois Finance Authority. He brings more than 22 years of executive experience to the position.

Anderberg currently serves as the Vice President of Dial Machine, Inc., where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the machine components company. He has been with the company since 1993.

Anderberg has represented the machinery components and manufacturing industries in a wide range of roles. He is a past president of the Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association and served on an industrial roundtable for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Anderberg also testified before the Congressional Small Business Committee on behalf of small metalworking businesses and American manufacturing.

Anderberg holds a bachelor's degree in business from Augustana College and a master's degree in family business from Loyola University of Chicago. He lives in Kirkland.

Name: Robert Horne
Position: Member - Illinois Finance Authority

Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Robert Horne to the Illinois Finance Authority. He brings more than 20 years of management and leadership experience to the authority.

Horne is a commercial real estate developer for Dodge Capital, LLC. In this role he oversees the development process for a large range of projects across the country. He has been with the company since 2002. Prior to this position, Horne served as the Senior Vice President for Development at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he managed several development offices in the Chicago area.

Horne is an active member of many organizations including the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commonwealth Club of Chicago. He also serves as a board member for the Chicago Foundation for Education, Lurie Children's Hospital and Alain Locke Charter Academy.

Horne holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Boston College and a master's degree in management from Northwestern University. He lives in Winnetka.

Name: Colette Lueck
Position: Chairman - Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership

Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Colette Lueck to serve as chairman of the Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership. Her 20-year career in community and mental health provides the skills needed for this position.

Lueck is currently an Oak Park Village Trustee. She was appointed to the board in 2008 and was elected in 2009 and 2013 for four-year terms. She recently retired as the Managing Director for the Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership, coordinating statewide efforts to improve mental health services for children and families.

Lueck was named Oak Park's "Volunteer of the Year" in 2006 for her outstanding community service, including Chair of the Oak Park Planning Commission, Chair of the OPRF High School PTO Liaison Program and member of the District 97 Finance Work Group.

Lueck holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin, a master's degree in English from the University Chicago and a master's degree in social work from the University of Illinois. She and her partner reside in Oak Park Village.

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