CHANGE Illinois hires new Executive Director: Madeleine Doubek

CHICAGO – Today, CHANGE Illinois’ board of directors has announced that Madeleine Doubek has been selected to take the helm of the organization as its new Executive Director.

Doubek will start her new role in January, succeeding John Sirek, who served as the Interim Executive Director since late last year.

“We are proud to welcome Madeleine to the CHANGE Illinois team. She brings a wealth of experience to this position,” stated Deborah Harrington, Board Co-Chair of CHANGE Illinois. “We look forward to working in partnership with her to end gerrymandering, advocate for ethical government and build on past accomplishments to achieve our vision of an Illinois that is a national model of fair, open, and effective government that works for all the people.”

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to dig in and lead the charge in Illinois for fair and open elections and ethical and efficient government throughout Illinois,” added Madeleine Doubek. “In the new year and beyond, CHANGE Illinois will work to champion and pass laws and policies that will create the responsive governments we all deserve.”

No stranger to the government reform space, Doubek comes to CHANGE Illinois from the Better Government Association, where she has served as Vice President of Policy. Working on the BGA’s legislative and policy priorities, Doubek and her team worked to achieve a new state law that limits golden parachutes for public executives, stopped efforts to limit government transparency and supported efforts to consolidate government.

Prior to joining the BGA, Doubek was the Publisher of Reboot Illinois and, before that, spent nearly 30 years working in various roles at the suburban Daily Herald, including reporter, political writer and political editor, and, finally, as executive editor.