Chris Nybo is a former Illinois Senator and member of the House of Representatives who developed a reputation as one of the most bipartisan legislators during a period of intense division.
In the Senate, Chris served as Spokesperson for the influential Senate Executive Committee, where his then counterpart was Senate President Don Harmon. Chris worked closely with President Harmon to pass several important measures, including the Alternatives to Opioids Act expanding medical cannabis in Illinois.
Chris held the position of Caucus Chair while serving in the Senate and played a key role in helping Senator Bill Brady secure needed support to become Minority Leader. He also served as Spokesperson for the Financial Institutions Committee and a member of key industry committees focused on energy, gaming, healthcare, public utilities, transportation, and revenue.
While in the legislature, Chris received awards from the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois, Illinois Health Care Association, Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois School Nurses Association, Small Business Advocacy Council, and others.
Chris earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College (summa cum laude), in government and public policy, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.