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Staff

Acting Chairperson and Executive Director Kellye A. Keyes

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Keyes’ appointment by Governor J.B. Pritzker is the culmination of years of commitment to public service. Keyes is an accomplished professional with a multi-faceted background. She served as a member of the senior staffs of three CEOs of the Chicago Housing Authority, the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court, and the Executive Director of the EEC. Keyes is a proponent of Restorative Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as transparency, and fairness. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Keyes has a decade of hard-driving private sector legal experience, including a Partner position.

Chief Financial and Human Resource Officer: Tracey A. Kenney

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Tracey A. Kenney joined the Illinois Commission on Ethics and Inclusion in March 2022 and serves as Chief Financial and Human Resources Officer. Ms. Kenney previously worked at Crowe LLP for fourteen years serving as the Assistant Director of Business Support for Global Services. Ms. Kenney is a seasoned champion administrating human capital resources in the areas of finance, people development and technology.

Prior to joining the State of Illinois, Ms. Kenney worked in various roles in the private sector, advising on policy, processes, procedures, and compliance related matters. Ms. Kenney is passionate about matters related to Equity and Inclusion and has been a consistent leader in business resources groups and the community advancing education and advocacy.

Ms. Kenney is a lifelong Chicagoan and graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with minors in Business Administration and Black Studies.  Ms. Kenney is an Illinois Notary Public.