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John Kamis

John Kamis | Partner

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John Kamis is a recognized expert in legislative and regulatory affairs, government budgeting, procurement, and political campaigns whose lobbying career is built on his dynamic experience working in multiple levels of government.

He helps companies, organizations, and nonprofits navigate the complex legislative, regulatory, and procurement environment in the State of Illinois.

John relies on his deep relationships, understanding of the legislative process, and ability to effectively communicate to ensure success for his clients. He has represented clients in numerous industries, from some of Illinois’ most impactful nonprofits to some of the world’s most innovative companies.

Prior to founding Turing Strategies, John built out the Illinois public policy practice for a multi-state boutique law firm.

John’s unique expertise is derived from his extensive government experience. He’s worked as a senior staffer for both the Governor of Illinois and the Mayor of the City of Chicago.

During his tenure as the Senior Advisor for Economic Development and Legislative for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, he was responsible for the legislative agendas for the State’s economic development agencies and oversaw special initiatives such as the State’s performance-based budgeting initiative and the Economic Recovery Commission. John started his career in Springfield lobbying on behalf of the City of Chicago and Mayor Richard Daley.

John also has extensive political and campaign experience, including running a winning statewide gubernatorial campaign and working on everything from local to Presidential races. He continues to advise numerous elected officials and candidates on their campaigns.

John has garnered recognition from some of the top leadership groups in Chicago, including Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40, which highlights professionals who have reached the top of their fields before the age of 40; Edgar Fellows, a leadership development program that fosters bi- partisanship; and Leadership Greater Chicago, a year-long leadership development program that includes the top leaders from the business, government, and civic communities in the Chicago-area.

John earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law and his BA from Bradley University.


Education & Recognition

University of Illinois College of Law (JD)

-Bradley University (BA)

Edgar Fellow (Class of 2014)
Member of the Edgar Fellows Advisory Board and Selection Committee

Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 Under 40” (2014)
Crain’s list of those who have reached the top of their fields before the age of 40


Leadership Greater Chicago (2017 Fellow)
Member of the Leadership Greater Chicago Selection Committee

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