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Governor announces appointments


Office of the Governor

Bruce Rauner

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 11, 2017



Laurel Patrick

CHICAGO (Aug. 11, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced he has made appointments to the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


Name: Steve Kim

Position: Commissioner - Human Rights Commission


Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today he has appointed Steve Kim to the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Kim’s diverse background will bring years of experience to his position.


Kim is currently the Managing Partner at RKJ Global LLC. In that role, he serves as general counsel and president of an international development company and general counsel of an international renewable energy company. Kim was previously the Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at Time Warner Cable, where he coordinated all aspects of media and community relations. In 2010, Kim was elected as the Illinois Republican Nominee for Attorney General and was elected as the Illinois 10th Congressional Delegate for Mitt Romney for President.


Kim earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and J.D. from Loyola University. He lives in Deerfield.

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