Margaret previously was the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). In that position, she managed a multitude of projects on behalf of the Director, is lead liaison to the Governor’s Office, and is Secretary-Treasurer to the Broadband Advisory Council.
Prior to joining DCEO, Margaret served on Governor JB Pritzker’s transition team and was the statewide Women’s Outreach Director for Pritzker’s gubernatorial campaign. Margaret joined the campaign in June of 2017 and strategically networked with stakeholders, elected officials, community groups, and progressive organizations to promote JB’s candidacy. One of her greatest achievements during the campaign included organizing a 600-person Women for JB event with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Before JB’s campaign, Margaret was Executive Assistant to the Director of Legislative Council and Government Affairs for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office, Illinois Regional Field Director to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and Director of Scheduling & Advance for Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer.