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Stephen Konya III

Stephen Konya III

Chief of Staff / Chief Operating Officer

Illinois Department of Public Health

Naperville, IL

Chief of Staff at Illinois Department of Public Health


Illinois Department of Public Health

Chief of Staff / Chief Operating Officer

Annual Budget: $500 Million
Employees: 1,100+
Programs: Approximately 300

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury, guided by the following principles:
1) Prevention of disease and injury
2) Protection of food, water, air and environment
3) Promotion of safe and healthy communities
4) Scientific approaches to analyzing and solving problems
5) Partnership and collaboration to achieve coordinated response to community health issues
6) Population-based strategies to address public health issues
7) Individual responsibility as important to achieving healthy lifestyles
8) Advocacy for public health policies to improve the health of populations
9) Recognition of the unique value and needs of diverse populations
10) Innovation as essential to the practice of public health

Supported by the agency's 8 operational offices, the above principles are acheived through the following programmatic offices;
- Office of Health Protection
- Office of Healthcare Regulation
- Office of Health Promotion
- Office of Preparedness and Response
- Office of Womens Health
- Center of Minority Health

Career medium 03
Career medium 03

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Chief of Staff

Annual Budget: $4.2 Billion
Employees: 500+
Programs: Approximately 80+

The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is the lead state agency responsible for improving Illinois' competitiveness in the global economy. Guided by an innovative regional approach, DCEO administers a wide range of economic and workforce development programs, services and initiatives designed to create and retain high quality jobs and build strong communities. DCEO leads the Illinois economic development process in partnership with businesses, local governments, workers and families.

In addition to 12 offices for internal operations, DCEO administered the following programmatic offices for the State of Illinois;

-Illinois State Energy Office
-Office of Entreprenuership, Innovation, and Technology
-Illinois Film Office
-Office of Business Development
-Office of Coal Development
-Office of Community Development
-Office of Energy Assistance
-Office of Regional Outreach
-Office of Tourism
-Office of Trade & Investment
-Office of Urban Assistance
-Office of Employment Training


Illinois Human Rights Commission


The Illinois Human Rights Commission (HRC) promotes freedom from unlawful discrimination as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act. The Act forbids discrimination based on: sex, age, race, color, religion, arrest record, marital status, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, citizenship status (with regard to employment), national origin, ancestry, unfavorable military discharge, familial status (with respect to real estate transactions), military status, sexual harassment, and orders of protection.

The Act forbids discrimination in employment, real estate transactions, higher education, public accommodations and access to financial credit. HRC's mission is to provide a neutral forum for resolving complaints of discrimination filed under the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Career medium 04

United States Marine Corps Reserves

Non-Commissioned Officer

Loyola University of Chicago

Finance, International Business