Title: Director of Government Relations and Advancement
Company: University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Judith Hamill, Director of Government Relations and Advancement at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in community service.
Ms. Hamill initially obtained a Bachelor of Music from Roosevelt University in 1975 prior to earning a Master of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois Chicago in 1979 and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University in 1982. Thereafter, she began her professional career as a staff assistant for Thomas H. Miner & Associates. Going forward, she found notable success as a Project Planner for the City of Chicago Department of Planning, the director of the Noise Abatement Office within the Department of Aviation in Chicago, the program director and first deputy of the Communications Office at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Cook County Director of Planning. In her current role with the UIC School of Law, she is responsible for overseeing a variety of community service efforts, including raising approximately $1.5 million and writing 30 grants per year as well as contributing to pro bono assistance for various communities throughout the Chicago area.
Ms. Hamill is gratified to work with the Union League Boys and Girls Club to bring restorative justice tools to the community. Moreover, she is proud to assist with litigation including marijuana expungement. Though her career has been suffused with highlights, she is most proud to be the first woman to serve on the zoning board of appeals for the County of Cook. For her contributions in the field, she is honored to have been presented with the Community Service Award from the Southwest Parish and Neighborhood Foundation. Above all, she attributes her success to her education as well as her stellar work ethic. Looking toward the future, she aims to continue working in her current position while assisting her daughter run for public office as an alderman.
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