May 25, 2023Press Release

Governor Pritzker Appoints Michael Best Lawyer Jorge Leon to Northeastern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees

Michael Best is pleased to announce that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has appointed Partner Jorge Leon to serve as a member of Northeastern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees through 2027.

The board, comprised of nine individuals, has the authority and responsibility to operate, manage, control and maintain Northeastern Illinois University. The State of Illinois established the Board of Trustees for Northeastern Illinois University in January of 1996.

“I’m truly honored to serve in this important role where I can leverage my skills and experience with higher education institutions,” said Leon. “Northeastern Illinois University has a strong reputation for offering a quality education, and I’m excited to be a part of the team that will continue and nurture this reputation.”

Leon is a partner and co-leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits group. Known to be a go-to advisor for helping higher education institutions and companies solve critical governance, compensation, fiduciary and benefits issues, Leon will be able to translate his professional skillset to advance Northeastern Illinois University’s mission, offerings and strategic vision.

To learn more about Leon, click here.

To learn more about the board, visit Northeastern Illinois University’s website here.

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