About Abby Walsh

Abby Walsh

Abby Walsh

Associate

locationChicago, IL

phone312-596-5886

emailalwalsh@michaelbeststrategies.com

ABOUT ABBY

Abby Walsh joins Michael Best Strategies with a mastery of the legislative process, having worked in both the legislature and Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration. She has deep ties with Republican and Democrat lawmakers.

Abby’s Expertise: Gaming, Economic Development, Government Relations, Agriculture, and Tourism/Hospitality

Walsh served Governor Rauner, from his inauguration through 2017. She held the positions of deputy director of legislation for the Illinois Department of Human Services, followed by director of legislation for the Illinois Lottery. In these roles, she developed relationships throughout the Governor’s office and agencies and worked with legislators in both parties.


ADDITIONAL KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Chief of Staff to now Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady

EDUCATION

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Ambassador, Hope Institute for Children and Families, 2016-Present
  • Board of Directors, Marcfirst, 2012-2015

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

ABBY'S RECENT NEWS

ABBY'S EXPERTISE

Gaming
Economic Development
Government Relations
Agriculture
Tourism/Hospitality