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Regional Director of the Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest, Anti-Defamation League
Lonnie Nasatir is the Anti-Defamation League’s Regional Director of the Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest area. Since 2005 Lonnie has worked at ADL where he oversees a six state region. The ADL Upper Midwest Region prides itself on fighting anti Semitism and all forms of bigotry through legislation, partnering with law enforcement on initiatives and trainings, monitoring extremist groups and activities, advocating on behalf of the state of Israel, acting as a first responder to acts of discrimination and working with schools to provide anti-bias training programs. Upon graduation from law school, Lonnie worked as a prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where he quickly became a lead attorney and a supervisor. In 1998, he was hired by the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Division of Child Support Enforcement, as its Deputy Administrator over collections. In 2003, Governor Blagojevich appointed Lonnie as the Administrator for the Division of Child Support Enforcement. As Administrator, he led a Division of over 1,000 staff to record high collection and performance numbers and successfully guided the transition of the state’s check distribution unit to a private vendor. Lonnie received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his law degree from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law.