Human Rights Commission Senior Staff

Tracey B. Fleming

Executive Director

Tracey B. Fleming was appointed Executive Director of the Illinois Human Rights Commission in August 2020, following a more than 20-year career as a professional advisor and leader in the civic, governmental and business sectors.

Director Fleming came to IHRC from City Colleges of Chicago, the largest community college system in Illinois, where he served as Chief Advisor to the Board of Trustees.  In this role, he was the primary contact between the Board of Trustees, Chancellor and other senior management.

Director Fleming was the first staff hired at Chicago Metropolis 2020. Chicago Metropolis 2020 was a groundbreaking business-based civic organization that was established by The Commercial Club of Chicago promoting long-term planning and smart investment in the Chicago region while striving for better outcomes in our judicial and corrections systems. Director Fleming also worked for Bank of America, serving in Community Relations where he helped implement the Bank's annual United Way campaigns, and served in leadership roles for its employee volunteer network.

A lifelong Chicagoan, Director Fleming attended Chicago Public Schools (CPS) through high school and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Political Science.

Kelleye M. Chube

General Counsel

Kelleye M. Chube was appointed as the General Counsel to the Illinois Human Rights Commission in January 2019.  She has over 20 years of experience negotiating complex corporate transactions with major healthcare providers, software companies, Big Four accounting firms, and large financial institutions.  Previously, Ms. Chube worked in various roles in the public, and private sector, advising senior staff on legal issues pertaining to the Illinois Executive Branch, including policy initiatives, legislative and administrative proposals, corporate compliance issues, procurement related matters and corporate transactional issues.  For a ten year period prior to working in public policy, Ms. Chube served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Shared Technologies, Inc., where she created and managed a legal department, negotiated major loan facilities, managed the company's intellectual property portfolio, reviewed and implemented all legal and compliance policies, and structured, drafted and negotiated US merger and acquisition transactions, distribution contracts and software joint ventures.  In other legal roles, Ms. Chube conducted internal investigations and worked with clients to mitigate risk through ethics, compliance and operational improvements.  Ms. Chube earned her law degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  She is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism.

Claudia P. Ortega

Chief Fiscal and Human Resources Officer

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