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Jim Riemer, Jr.





Jim Riemer, Jr. is a partner of our firm and has been a registered lobbyist since 2004. Jim has experience in both the public and private sector, beginning his career in marketing for an environmental engineering firm before transitioning to the Illinois State Comptroller’s Office. Jim managed several statewide political campaigns during this time, until later being named Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where he oversaw more than a thousand employees.

Work Experience

November 1999 – March 2004

September 1998- November 1999

December 1995 - September 1998

June 1997 – March 1998

July 1992 – November 1995

Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

  • Directed budget preparation for the Agency with annual budget of $600 Million Dollars

  • Administered and supervised approximately 1000 staff in the Offices of Land Management, Capital Development, Administration, Mines and Minerals and the Illinois Conservation Foundation

  • Developed and implemented legislative proposals to better the agency and the Natural Resources of the State

Statewide Leasing Manager, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

  •  Managed the Department’s statewide space needs program

  • Supervised and coordinated the Department’s ADA program to ensure compliance for staff and the public

 Executive Assistant, Illinois State Comptroller

  • Key liaison with all executive and legislative branch contacts

  • Assisted with drafting and implementation of legislation affecting Comptroller’s Office

  • Represented Comptroller before media, legislature, and administrative personnel

Campaign Manager, Loleta Didrickson For U.S. Senate

  •  Directed and managed statewide campaign for U.S. Senate which involved spearheading candidate’s image making, crafting campaign theme and message, and managing key personnel

  • Developed and implemented finance plan to aggressively raise funds necessary to compete in a statewide campaign

Marketing Director, United Analytical Services

  •  Responsible for all business development and client relations


  • Member, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Springfield, Illinois

  • Co-Chair, Friend-in-Deed, Springfield, Illinois

  • Board Member, Mini O’Bierne Crisis Nursery


  • B.A., Environmental Biology, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

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