Jay Dee F. Shattuck*


*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.

River Point
444 West Lake Street
Suite 3200
Chicago, IL 60606


Jay is a respected lobbyist and former business executive whose imprint can be found throughout many industries such as energy, education, manufacturing, construction, technology, employment, and insurance, including workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance, and across a wide range of statutes and regulations considered by the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois state government.

Before joining Michael Best Strategies, Jay founded and served as President of legislative consulting firm Shattuck & Associates Consulting, Inc. for 25 years. Jay and his team built strong relationships with key decision makers at every level of Illinois state government and were a consistent presence at the State Capitol. Jay has represented numerous businesses, trade organizations, and interest groups, assisting with public policy advocacy, developing strategic relationships, PAC and collation development, stakeholder engagement, legislative monitoring, research, and communications.

Previously, Jay spent nearly 20 years lobbying on behalf of two trade associations – Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois and Associated Employers of Illinois (AIE) – and a public utility company, Central Illinois Public Service Co. Jay and his successful lobbying team were recognized by the American Society of Association Executives with ASAE's prestigious Award of Excellence in Government Relations.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Grassroots Legislative Award, Associated Builders & Contractors of IL, 2013
  • Award of Excellence in Government Relations, American Society of Association Executives, 1993
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Champion of Free Enterprise, 2021

Professional Activities

  • Former President, Illinois Society of Association Executives (ISAE)
  • Former Chairman, Business and Industry for Economic Concerns (BIFEC)
  • Former President, Project Safe Illinois
  • Former Member, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Advisory Board
  • Former Member, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Small Business Advisory Board


Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Sangamo Club
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