CHICAGO - March 17, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced several administration appointments. Today’s actions are the next step in a series of appointments Governor Quinn will make throughout the first quarter of 2011 as he continues to fulfill his commitment to creating jobs, recovering our economy and making state government more efficient and accountable to the people of Illinois.
Today, the Governor named Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Executive Director Gloria L. Materre as the Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC). She will be responsible for implementing decisions on licensing, disciplinary measures and policy determinations of the seven-member Commission. ILCC also oversees enforcement of laws prohibiting underage alcohol and cigarette sales. Materre replaces Lainie Krozel, who will return to her prior position as Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR).
“An experienced attorney, Gloria brings the vital skills needed to take on this new role and continue serving the State of Illinois. Her strong working relationship with the public and business community will be a true asset at the ILCC,” said Governor Quinn “I also want to thank Lainie Krozel for her excellent work at the ILCC, and for her continued service at the Department of Revenue.”
Materre has served as the Executive Director of IHDA since September 2009. As the Executive Director, she coordinated the state’s efforts to finance the creation and preservation of affordable housing for low-and moderate-income residents in Illinois. Prior to taking that post, Materre served as deputy chief of staff under Governor Quinn, playing an instrumental role in housing initiatives, legislative matters, economic and business development and community stabilization.
Materre has an extensive legal background in real estate and business transactions, as well as other professional experience. She was principal of Materre and Associates, P.C. for more than 13 years. Materre holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Prior to leading ILCC, Krozel also served as Chief of Staff at the Illinois Department of Revenue since 2007, before becoming the Acting and then permanent Executive Director of the ILCC. Throughout her term at ILCC, she also served as the acting Chief of Staff at IDOR.