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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2010

Governor Quinn Names New Top Staff Member
Bill Cunningham to Serve as Director of Communications

CHICAGO – June 8, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today named Bill Cunningham as Director of Communications. Cunningham is replacing Director of Communications Robert Reed, who is returning to the private sector.

“Bill comes to us with a wealth of experience from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and I look forward to working with him,” said Governor Quinn.

Cunningham previously worked at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for nearly two decades. During his tenure, Cunningham served as Deputy Press Secretary, Director of Communications and ultimately Chief of Staff.

“I am honored to be joining the Governor’s team and I am pleased to have this opportunity to work for the people of Illinois,” said Cunningham.

Cunningham, 42, is a graduate of UIC and resides in Chicago. (Background Info).



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