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Speaker Bio

Cheri Bustos represented Illinois’ 17th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 until her retirement in 2023. Bustos became known in Congress for her innovative communication style that included an outreach program called Cheri on Shift, where she jobshadowed hardworking men and women. Not to mention, before being elected to Congress, Bustos worked as a journalist for Quad City Times. She spoke at the Executives’ Club of Chicago in 2022, for “The Brave New World of Employment Agreements”.