Lawrence Benito

Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Lawrence Benito

Lawrence Benito

Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Biography

Lawrence Benito is ICIRR's CEO/Executive Director. In his role, he is responsible for running all facets of the organization. Lawrence has a proven executive track record and over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. Formerly as Deputy Director for ICIRR, he was the lead of the senior management team, overseeing the program and political operations. He also served as the agency’s in-house lobbyist. During his tenure at ICIRR, he has organized in the north and northwest suburbs of Illinois, and directed ICIRR’s State-funded programs. Lastly, he is also the executive director of Illinois Immigrant Action - ICIRR’s 501c4 sister organization, which engages in more targeted issue advocacy work.

Lawrence is a proud alumnus of the 2009 class of Leadership Greater Chicago, and the 2011 Shannon Leadership Institute. Currently, he is on the board of directors for Chicago Public Media, and immediate past President of the Asian American Action Fund of Chicago. He earned a BA in Economics from Marquette University, and Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago.

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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
ILLINOIS IMMIGRANT ACTION

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2

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Secretary & Director at Self-Help Federal Credit Union

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Board Director at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Secretary at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Board Director at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Chicago Public Media, Inc.

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Executive Director at Interfaith Worker Justice

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Executive Director, Chicago Office at Council on American-Islamic Relations

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Director at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Director at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Director at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Education
BA in Economics

Marquette is a Catholic and Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wis., dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Enrollment: Almost 8,300 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate and professional students; all states and 69 countries represented Undergraduate programs: 77 majors and 65 minors and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law and medicine

Master's in Social Work

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

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Prior - 2009

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is a nonprofit civic leadership organization founded in 1983 that has more than 900 alumni today. Approximately 35 individuals from diverse backgrounds participate in the Fellows Program annually, representing business, civic, nonprofit and government sectors. The Fellows Program provides a foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement by creating awareness of key issues facing the Chicago region and challenges leaders to bring about positive change in the community.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Current

TO PROMOTE EQUAL PARTICIPATION OF IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES IN POLITICAL & SOCIAL LIFE.

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Current

TO PROMOTE EQUAL PARTICIPATION OF IMMIGRANTS THROUGH ADVOCATING FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM.

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$1 - $499
2011

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is a nonprofit civic leadership organization founded in 1983 that has more than 900 alumni today. Approximately 35 individuals from diverse backgrounds participate in the Fellows Program annually, representing business, civic, nonprofit and government sectors. The Fellows Program provides a foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement by creating awareness of key issues facing the Chicago region and challenges leaders to bring about positive change in the community.

Political Donations
$250
2011

Representative at Office of the Representative from Illinois' 8th District, Raja Krishnamoorthi

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