Former IWCC Chairman Michael Latz resigned on November 30th and Governor Quinn has appointed Ronald A. Rascia as Acting Chairman, effective today. Chairman Rascia first joined the Commission in 2011 as General Counsel, and later added the duties of the Secretary of the Commission. Assistant Secretary Brendan O’Rourke will serve as Acting Secretary.
Chairman Rascia worked for the Illinois Attorney General for nine years as a supervising attorney in the General Law Bureau, where he defended State agencies in state and federal courts. As an attorney in the private sector, he served as General Counsel to Northwestern Golf Company and Platinum Financial Group.
Chairman Rascia earned a BA in Economics from DePaul, and both a JD and LLM in Intellectual Property from John Marshall Law School.