FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/8/2020

 Gov. Pritzker Announces Appointment to the Illinois Labor Relations Board

Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointment in his administration:

ILLINOIS LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

Tom Willis will continue to serve on the Illinois Labor Relations Board.* Willis was first appointed to the ILRB by Gov. Pritzker in May 2019. Willis had a 27-year career with the Lombard Fire Department, and he served as president of the Lombard Fire Fighters Union for 17 of those years. In 2006, he was elected to be the 4th District Vice President of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, representing over 50 firefighter unions in 6 counties. Since 1996, Willis has served on the both the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board and as Vice Chair on the Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Committee for the State of Illinois. From 2007 to 2010, he served on the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee after receiving an appointment from the Secretary of Transportation. From 2004 to 2012, Willis served on the International Association of Fire Fighters Emergency Medical Services Committee representing the 8th District consisting of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Willis is also actively involved on a community basis, serving as an elected board member of the Addison Public Library for 15 years and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Addison, currently serving as their president.