Brandon T. Bodor was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn as Executive Director of the Serve Illinois Commission on May 17, 2012. Prior to joining the Commission, Brandon contributed to the Chicago NATO Summit as a medical planner for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
Brandon Bodor brings with him a strong record of service. He is coming off of a distinguished military career in the United States Army, which included combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan between 2005 and 2012. Bodor is the recipient of two Bronze Star Medals, the Combat Action Badge, and is a graduate of both U.S. Army Ranger and Parachute schools.
Bodor graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2005, finishing in the top 3% of his class. At West Point, he served as Class Treasurer, was the Director of both the Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, and spent a summer working on HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives in a village in the southern African country of Lesotho. He was awarded the Superintendant and Rotary Club Volunteer Service Awards in 2005 in recognition of his volunteer contributions to the West Point community.
Brandon Bodor remains an Army Reservist out of Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and is currently completing his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He resides with his wife, Alison, and son, Grayson, in Chicago.
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