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 senator republican leader Bill Brady
- Illinois State University, Bachelor of Science – Agribusiness