Michael Mannion

Michael J. Mannion

Senior Counsel



Michael Mannion is a regulatory and public policy lawyer with nearly 25 years of experience advising senior executive-level clients, boards of directors, CEOs and Presidents of corporations and trade associations on a wide range of matters, including federal and state regulatory and legislative issues.

ln early 2015, sought out by the then newly-elected Governor Bruce Rauner, Michael was appointed Director of the Illinois Division of Banking. In the Banking Division, he had regulatory responsibility for over 1,000 state chartered banks, mortgage brokers, among other financial service entities. From March 2016–March 2017, again at the request of the Governor, he served in the position of Director of the Bureau of Benefits in Illinois’ Central Management Services, where he oversaw more than $3 billion in annual spending for state employee/retiree benefits programs, including health insurance.

Prior to his work in State Government, Michael was the Vice President of Government Relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Earlier in his career, he was a partner in private practice focused on government affairs and regulatory issues.

He is a member of the Illinois Secretary of State's Lobbyist Advisory Committee.

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Member, Illinois Secretary of State's Lobbyist Advisory Committee

Community Leadership

  • President, Sangamon County Drug Court