Quinn Chief of Staff, Michelle Saddler to Be Lead Speaker at IADDA Conference

Michelle Saddler, Chief of Staff to Governor Pat Quinn

(Springfield, IL) – September 2, 2010.  Governor Pat Quinn’s newly-appointed chief of staff, Michelle Saddler, will serve as the opening speaker at the annual conference of Illinois’ top alcohol, drug advocacy group.

Saddler,  who served as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services prior to her appointment to the top post on the Governor’s staff, recently confirmed her attendance at the 43rd Annual Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association Conference: “Navigating Change: Setting a Course for Success“.

In her role as the human services chief, Saddler worked tirelessly on behalf of community-based social welfare agencies, according to IADDA CEO Sara Moscato Howe.

“As Secretary, Michelle Saddler strove relentlessly to minimize the impact of statewide budget cuts on Illinois’ most vulnerable populations,” said Howe. “We expect the same commitment as chief of staff.”

“We are pleased and honored that Ms. Saddler will welcome conference attendees as the opening speaker for our 2010 IADDA annual conference,” Howe added.

The IADDA conference will be held September 15-17, 2010, at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville.