Jesse Ruiz

Jesse Ruiz UKNUnknown

American lawyer

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Jesse RuizUKNUnknown American lawyer
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Jesse H. Ruiz (born February 17, 1965) is an American politician, lawyer, and businessman. He has previously held the positions of deputy governor of Illinois for education, chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education, president of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners, vice president of the Chicago Board of Education, and interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools.. He currently works in the private sector as chief compliance officer and general counsel to the Vistria Group. As a lawyer, Ruiz spent more than two decades as a partner at the firm Drinker Biddle & Reath. He is the former president of the Chicago Bar Association. Ruiz has been on the boards of a number of nonprofits, including the Chicago Community Trust. Ruiz also spent many years as a member of the board of directors for the company Commonwealth Edison. In 2018, he unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for Illinois Attorney General.

Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Chicago Law School
JD Law
1992 - 1995
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA Economics
1983 - 1988
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Vice President
Chicago Board of Education
2011 - 2016
Illinois State Board of Education
2004 - 2011
United States Department of Education Equity and Excellence Commission
2011 - 2013
Drinker Biddle & Reath Limited Liability Partnership
1997 - Current
Booz Allen & Hamilton
1995 - 1997
Senior Account Representative
Ryerson Coil Processing Company
1990 - 1992
Account Administrator
Inland Steel Company
1988 - 1990
Legal Counsel
Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners
2016 - Current
Chicago Bar Association Board of Managers
2015 - Current
Leadership Greater Chicago
2013 - 2014
Former President
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Economic Club of Chicago
Commercial Club of Chicago
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce