Team Kivvit

Judy Erwin
Judy Erwin Managing Director Chicago

Judy Erwin

Judy works closely with clients in the areas of policy, public affairs and communications.

Prior to joining Kivvit, Judy had a distinguished 30-year career in state and local government. She served as the executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education from 2005–2010 and in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1992–2002. Judy was a communications professional prior to and during her time in elected office, serving as a senior officer at two Chicago-based public affairs firms, where she managed a broad range of accounts from 1997–2005. She is also a former public school teacher and taught a political science course, “State Government,” at the University of Illinois–Chicago.

Judy currently serves on the boards of Advance Illinois, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, The Illinois Justice Project and Illinois Institute of Technology’s Lewis College of Human Sciences. She is on the organizing committee for the Kennedy Forum Illinois, a mental health policy advocacy organization, and served on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Community Trust from 2003–2013. Judy received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a master's degree from the National College of Education, Chicago (now National-Louis University).