Laura spent the first 16 years of her career working with the Illinois Legislature in various policy and management positions. She later became Chief of Staff for Lee Daniels, former Speaker and Leader in the Illinois House of Representatives. In these years she was involved in the state budgeting process and legislative affairs, including issues relating to human services.
Laura is a frequent speaker on not-for-profit organizational, board development and fund raising topics. She has more than 25 years of experience securing private and public financial support for a variety of organizations.
Laura has blended her years of experience in event management and fundraising from creating & executing a Millennium event for charity that raised $1.2 million at Navy Pier to other small, intimate events with a major donor focus. Laura has managed events at nearly every venue in and around Chicago, including but not limited to Medinah Country Club, all Chicago Museums and Art Galleries, private homes and many hotels.
Laura has served on several not-for-profit boards including the ARC of Illinois, the Illinois Channel and various women’s business development groups. Laura is married to Chris Kachiroubas, Clerk of the DuPage County Circuit Court and has three wonderful children, Alex, Chandler and Tess.