Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series
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Laura Kotelman

      Vice President

Laura KotelmanLaura Kotelman is an associate director of business development in the Chicago office of one of the world's premier law firms. She has a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Lake Forest College where she was the College Republicans chapter president for two terms. After a year with the Illinois State Senate Republican staff, she attended the University of Illinois College of Law where she was elected to the University Senate. After law school, Laura worked for the Illinois Attorney General in policy and program development and went on to represent more than 1,000 insurance companies as senior counsel and regional government affairs manager at a major insurance trade association for more than six years.

Laura is the Chicago Lawyeres Chapter Chair and a member of the Financial Services Practice Group Executive Committee of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) chose Laura to travel with an exchange delegation to New Zealand (2013) and serve as an exchange escort to Croatia and Hungary (2015).