Nancy is the first female mayor of Highland Park, a position she has held since 2011. She has been a leader in inclusive government, making sure that every resident has a voice. Her dedication to public service spans decades. She serves on a broad range of civic and philanthropic commissions, boards, and committees.
In 2013, she created the City of Highland Park Human Services Task Force. This group identified a need to address access to affordable legal services as part of a needs assessment study. In 2015, Nancy founded the the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, providing free legal services in the areas of housing, immigration, and domestic violence in northeastern Illinois. Her work has been recognized. Nancy was honored as the 2013 Rotary Humanitarian of the Year. In 2014, Today’s Chicago Woman named Nancy to their 100 Women of Inspiration, and she was named to the Forty over 40 list in Forbes.
After earning her undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford and an MBA from Northwestern, Nancy worked in finance at General Motors before attending the University of Chicago Law School. She specialized in health care law practicing with McDermott Will & Emery. Nancy later shifted her focus to government work, joining the staff of State Representative Karen May. She is a lecturer at Northwestern University teaching about Women and American Political Leadership to undergraduate students. She and her husband, Rob have four sons and reside in Highland Park, IL.