Lee Daniels

Office: 630.530.7070

Mobile: 630.363.7070
Email: lee@leedaniels.com

 

Lee A. Daniels is an attorney, Distinguished Fellow and Senior Advisor to the President at Elmhurst College and former Illinois Representative.  He practiced law from 1967 until he retired in 2006 from the Chicago law firm of Bell Boyd & Lloyd, where he was an equity partner.  Mr. Daniels served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007, was Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1997, 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 serves on the Board of Directors for Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. and the Board of Trustees at Kite Realty Group Trust.

Mr. Daniels currently volunteers as a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Haymarket Center, located in Chicago,and recently served as Chariman of the College of DuPage Presidential Search Committee (2015-2016).

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 and Adjunct Professor in the Political Science Department.

     Professional Experience  
     
     

  • Lee Daniels & Associates, LLC consulting firm for Government and Community Relations
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst Illinois
    • Senior Advisor to the President
    • Distinguished Fellow, Political Science Department
  • Real Estate
    • Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.2012-Present
      • Board of Directors
      • Chairman, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
      • Member, Audit Committee
    • Kite Realty Group Trust 2014-Present
      • Board of Trustees
      • Member, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
  • Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. 2008-2014
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker – Illinois 2007 - April 2012 
  • Attorney at Law
    • Lee Daniels & Associates, LLC
    • Bell Boyd & Lloyd – Equity Partner 1992-2006
    • Katten Muchin & Zavis – Equity Partner 1982-1991
    • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois 1971-1974
    • Daniels & Faris – Equity Partner 1967-1982

     Public and Elected Office     
     
     

  • Illinois House of Representatives – 1975-2007
  • Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives – 1995-1997
  • Republican Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives – 1983-2003
  • Chairman Illinois Republican Party – 2001-2002
  • President National Conference of State Legislatures Foundation Board – 1992
  • President National Conference of State Legislatures – 1991
  • President National Republican Legislatures Association – 1991
  • Member Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures 1983-1992
  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois - 1971-1974
  • York Township Board of Auditors – 1966-1972

     Community Activities  
     
     

  • College of Dupage Presidential Search Committee - Chairman 2015-2016
  • Haymarket Center Board of Directors – 2010-Present
    • Chairman - 2014-Present
  • Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Board of Trustees – 1991-2013
  • Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Board of Governors – 1990-2013 
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Board – 1980-1984; 2013
  • Seguin Services Capital Campaign Chairman – 2006-2010
  • Suburban Bank and Trust Company of Elmhurst Board of Directors – 1994-1996
  • Elmhurst Federal Savings and Loan Association Board of Directors – 1991-1994
  • DuPage Easter Seals Board of Directors – 1970-1973

     Education and Professional Honors  
     
     

  • John Marshall Law School JD – 1967
  • University of Iowa BA – 1965
  • Daniels Hall – Elmhurst College – March 2008
  • Lee A Daniels Pavilion – Berens Park – Elmhurst Park District – 2005
  • Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce Civic Hall of Fame – 1999
  • University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award – 1997
  • Elmhurst College Honorary Doctor of Laws – 1996
  • John Marshall Law School Distinguished Alumni Award – 1995
  • Elmhurst College Distinguished Public Service Award – 1988
  • Elmhurst College Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration - 2012


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