“Freight rail is a fundamental part of the Illinois economy, from Chicago, the nation’s preeminent rail hub, to the 52 different railroads that connect businesses and industry across the state and country. Efficient rail connections fueled by private investments are a development catalyst.”

Clark Kaericher serves as Vice President of Government Affairs and Executive Director of Technology and Infrastructure at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He was previously Senate Republican staff and Chief Administrative Officer at the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). Prior to DoIT, Clark served two years as the District 9 administrative services manager at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

He has managed multiple state senate campaigns and worked in significant roles on gubernatorial and congressional races. Clark earned a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2010, and a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business in 2007. He lives in Chatham with his wife, two daughters and their dog.

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