State Relations staff

Jennifer Creasey joined the University of Illinois in March 2014, recently stepping into the role of Director of State Relations.

Before that she was with AARP Illinois from December 2006 through February 2014. She previously served as Deputy Director of Boards & Commissions/Agricultural & Environmental Affairs in the Office of Governor. Jennifer has also worked in a number of political internships in both Washington D.C and Springfield.

She has a BA in both Political Science and Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and was selected for the Dunn Fellowship program after graduation in 2004. Jennifer went on the complete her Master’s from the University of Illinois, Springfield in Political Science.

Jennifer represents the University in both the Capitol and the community to advance its priorities. She is also responsible for outreach, state legislative advocacy efforts, strategic partnerships, and management or relationships around the state. Through this work, she works very closely with the U of I legislative caucus and U of I alumni throughout the state.

She resides in Springfield with her husband, Justin, son, Mac, and daughter, Quinn.


Contact Jennifer

506 S Wright Street
441 Henry Administration Building
M/C 358
Urbana, IL  61801