CHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) will serve as an Illinois ambassador in her new position of State Director to the Women in Government Foundation, Inc. The new role will help Hunter drive commerce and educational opportunities in the state.
“Bringing best practices, cutting-edge research and information back to Illinois can help us in our time of need,” said Hunter. “I’m looking forward to working with women legislators from across the nation to move our states forward.”
WIG invited Hunter, with an expertise in public health and human services, to explain Illinois’ budget impasse and the steps necessary to protect funding for vital services.
As a state director, Hunter joins 199 other female legislators to serve as ambassadors for the organization headquartered in Washington, DC.
The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization provides expert forums, educational resources and leadership opportunities for over 1,800 women state legislators across the nation. WIG has been serving in this capacity since 1988.