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Janice M. Glenn


Janice Marie Glenn is a seasoned professional with leadership experiences in various sectors.  Prior to being appointed to the Commission, Ms. Glenn worked for the Parkview Christian Church a multi-site ministry of about 8,000 as the Campus Administrator.  In June of 2016, Commissioner Glenn was appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner to serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR).  Prior to joining IDHR, she served as Director of Diversity and Recruitment for the Office of the Governor in dual roles as the Governor's Designee and Co-chaired of the Illinois Commission to End Hunger, Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, and the Illinois Human Services Commission.  Before entering state government, Ms. Glenn served as the Director of Programs for Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), a nonprofit civic leadership organization that is the region's premier convener, connector and mobilizer of bold leaders.  For her nearly 30 years of dedicated service at LGC, the Board of Directors made her an Honorary LGC Fellow. Commissioner Glenn also has experience in Community Relations from her time at Amoco Corporation Public and Government Affairs.  Ms. Glenn is a graduate of Roosevelt University where she received her bachelor's degree in Political Science.  Commissioner Glenn currently resides in Homewood, Illinois and has two adult children and four adorable grandchildren.