|President and CEO
Illinois Chamber of Commerce
As president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Douglas L. Whitley leads the Chamber’s charge to aggressively promote the interests of Illinois business. Whitley has been a registered Illinois lobbyist for more than 30 years. Whitley has a long record of business leadership and expertise in taxation and regulation, which he has earned in a career spanning the public and private sectors.
Before joining the Illinois Chamber, Whitley was President of Ameritech Illinois. Whitley served two years as Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue during the administration of Governor Jim Edgar. Prior to that, Whitley was president of the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois for 14 years. In earlier years, he was a legislative staff member in the Illinois House of Representatives.