Announcing the Nancy R. Rotering Founders Award Honorees: State Senator Julie Morrison (IL-29) and Corporate Champion AbbVie

State Senator Julie Morrison has dedicated her time as a lawmaker to bettering the lives of all Illinoisans — especially members of the state’s most vulnerable communities. Throughout her near-decade in the Illinois Senate, Senator Morrison has championed a number of laws to support people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, and children in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.

In recent years, Senator Morrison has become the Senate’s chief leader on elections reform, successfully passing the Illinois’ permanent expansion of vote-by-mail. Senator Morrison is the majority Caucus Whip for the 102nd General Assembly, and is chair of the Senate Health Committee. She also serves on the environment and conservation committee, ethics committee and financial institutions committee.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. They strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit