Honey Jacobs Skinner

Ms. Skinner, a retired partner at the law firm Sidley Austin in Chicago, was a lobbyist for healthcare providers focused on providing affordable healthcare to Medicaid patients. She is a fierce advocate for women in business and a civic leader actively involved in a variety of legal and educational groups. She served as parliamentarian for the Illinois House of Representatives and as counsel to Michael Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Ms. Skinner is actively involved in a variety of civic endeavors, and serves as a director of the Chicago Area Foundation for Legal Services, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. She is a Director of the Northern Funds. She served as a director of NorthShore University HealthSystem. She received a JD from Northwestern University in 1981 and a BA, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1978.