Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is naming a transition team of advisers that includes former White House chief of staff Bill Daley, a Democrat.
It also includes former Gov. Jim Edgar, Republican Congressman Aaron Schock and former Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard, another Democrat.
The Republican venture capitalist ousted Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in a close contest this week.
A Thursday news release says he's naming more than two dozen individuals to the team, including the Rev. James Meeks from Chicago and Doug Oberhelman, the CEO of Caterpillar Inc.
Rauner named his running mate, Lt governor-elect Evelyn Sanguinetti, to head the team. They'll help the transition into office on a range of issues.
Rauner says he's chosen from a ``broad range'' of community, business, faith and political leaders.
Selected Member Biographies of the Transition Team
*Titles and Associations are for Identification Purposes Only*
Governor Jim Edgar
Bill Daley – Managing Partner and head of U.S. operations, Argentiere Capital LP, former White House Chief of Staff
Glenn Poshard – Former President, Southern Illinois University; former U.S. Congressman
Rev. James Meeks – Founder and Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist Church of Chicago; former Illinois State Senator
Manny Sanchez – Founder and Managing Partner, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP; Co-Chair, Latinos for Obama
Doug Oberhelman – CEO and Chairman, Caterpillar Inc.
State Representative Jill Tracy – 94th District, Illinois House of Representatives
Ron Huberman – Operating Executive, Prairie Capital; former Superintendent and CEO, Chicago Public Schools
Phyllis Wise – Chancellor, University of Illinois
Jim Alexander – President, Illinois State Police Command Officer’s Association (ISPCOA)
Congressman Aaron Schock – Representative, 18th Congressional District of Illinois
Arabel Alva Rosales – President, AAR & Assocs., LTD.Ron Gidwitz – Partner, GCG Partners
John Gates – Chairman and CEO, PortaeCo, LLC.
Pastor Corey Brooks – Founder, New Beginnings Church of Chicago
Rob Funderburg – Chairman and owner, Alpine Bank
Mark Cozzi- Managing Partner, Lincoln Park Capital Group
Tony Anderson – Retired Vice Chairman and Midwest Managing, Partner Ernst & Young
Sarah Frey-Talley – President, CEO Frey Farms
Gloria Cardenas Cudia – President and Founder, Salsa Business Network
Jim Schultz – Founder of Open Prairie and Managing Director of Open Prairie Ventures I and II
Dr. Willie Wilson – Chairman, Chicago Baptist Institute International (CBII)
Eleni Bousis – Board Chair for the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre, Entrepreneur of Frontida (CARE) Institution supporting and assisting women and families in need and Board Member for Leadership 100 and the Little City Foundation.
Ryan Ruskin- President and COO, Ruskin Group
Beth Christie – Founder and CEO, Avent America
Ed McMillan – Principal and CEO, McMillan L.L.C
Andrea Brown – Member of the Illinois State Board of Education, former Regional Superintendent, teacher and administrator