About

Midwestern Legislative Conference

Bowhay Institute for Legislative
Leadership Development

Great Lakes Legislative Caucus

Midwest Interstate Passenger
Rail Commission

Midwestern Legislative Service Agency/Research Directors Group

Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project

 

 

Staff List

 
 
Michael H. McCabe is the director of the Midwestern Office. He is responsible for managing the staff, providing secretariat services to the Midwestern Legislative Conference and other association duties. Before serving as director, he was the assistant director for six years. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Iowa State University and is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. Mike is a member of the bar in Iowa and Illinois.

 

 

 

Tim Anderson is the office's publications manager. He edits Stateline Midwest, the publication of the Midwestern Office, and helps manage the CSG Midwest website. He serves as CSG Midwest staff liaison to the states of Nebraska and Michigan. Tim holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and education from Butler University, and a master's degree in political science from Northern Illinois University.

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy C. Andrews is the assistant director for marketing and administration for the Midwestern Office. She is responsible for supervising the administrative staff, conducting budget analyses and developing marketing strategies. Cindy also acts as lead host state contact for the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. She serves as CSG Midwest staff liaison to the state of South Dakota. Cindy holds a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from National-Louis University.

 

 

 

Jon Davis is a policy analyst and assistant editor. He is the CSG Midwest staff liaison to Wisconsin and assists the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission. He previously has written for newspapers in Illinois and national magazines. He was also project manager for the Congress for New Urbanism’s “Emergency Response & Street Design Initiative." Jon holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
 
 
Ilene K. Grossman is the assistant director for planning and development for the Midwestern Office. She staffs the Midwestern Legislative Conference Midwest-Canada Relations Committee. Ilene also serves as CSG Midwest staff liaison to the states of Indiana and Iowa. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Drake University and a master's degree in political science from American University.

 

 

 

 

Lisa R. Janairo, a program director, manages the Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project, funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy. She coordinates the activities of the Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee, which works with DOE to develop a federal system for transporting radioactive waste. In addition, Lisa staffs the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus. She holds an undergraduate degree in geology from Lawrence University and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.
 
 
Laura Kliewer is a senior policy analyst. She serves as director of the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission. She is also in charge of planning the business program for the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. Laura serves as CSG Midwest staff liaison to the state of Kansas. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California-Los Angeles and a master's degree in communications from Wheaton College.

 

 

 

Laura A. Tomaka is a senior program manager and staffs the Midwestern Legislative Conference Economic Development Committee. She also serves as program coordinator for the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD). Laura serves as CSG Midwest staff liaison to the states of Ohio and North Dakota. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Old Dominion University and a master's degree in political science from Loyola University in Chicago.

 

 

 

Katelyn Tye is a policy analyst and staffs the Midwestern Legislative Conference Education Committee. She also assists senior staff on the Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project. Katelyn serves as CSG Midwest staff liaison to the states of Illinois and Minnesota. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Dayton.
 
 

 

 

Contact Information

The Council of State Governments
Midwestern Office
701 E. 22nd Street, Suite 110
Lombard, IL  60148
Phone: 630.925.1922
E-mail: csgm@csg.org

 

The Mission of CSG
and CSG Midwest

The Council of State Governments is the nation's only nonpartisan association of state officials serving all three branches of government in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. CSG is a regionally-based, national organization that promotes excellence in state government. CSG fosters the interstate exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy, and it offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG Midwest focuses on meeting the needs of state policymakers and leaders in the nation's heartland, including 11 Midwestern states.