Lee A. Daniels
Lee A. Daniels, lawmaker, businessman, civic leader, and advocate, is an attorney, Distinguished Fellow and Senior Advisor to the President of Elmhurst College and former Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Mr. Daniels practiced law from 1967 until he retired in 2006 from the Chicago law firm of Bell Boyd & Lloyd, where he was an equity partner. He previously had been an equity partner at Katten Muchin & Zavis from 1982 to 1991 and Daniels & Faris from 1967 to 1982. Mr. Daniels served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007, was Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1997, was Republican Leader from 1983-2003 and served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1971 to 1974. Mr. Daniels founded Lee Daniels & Associates, LLC in February 2007, a consulting firm for government and community relations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, and the Board of Trustees at Kite Realty Group Trust, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lee Daniels serves as a member (2010-present) and Chairman (2014-present) of the Board of Directors of Haymarket Center, a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment center located in Chicago, IL. He recently served as Chairman of the College of DuPage Presidential Search Committee (2015-2016). He previously served on the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Board of Trustees, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Board of Governors, and the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. Other boards Mr. Daniels has served on include Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc., the Suburban Bank and Trust Company of Elmhurst Board of Directors, Elmhurst Federal Savings and Loan Association Board of Directors, and the DuPage Easter Seals Board of Directors.
Mr. Daniels is a graduate of the University of Iowa and earned a law degree from John Marshall Law School. He has received numerous honors including an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Elmhurst College where he serves as a Distinguished Fellow.