• AAMVA Board of Directors - Member Biography

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    Terri Coombes
    Deputy Chief of Staff & Director of Programs and Policies, Illinois Secretary of State
    Terri L. Coombes currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Programs and Policies for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.  Her responsibilities include the oversight of twenty operational departments as well as the development and implementation of legislative initiatives created by Secretary White or the Illinois General Assembly.  She began her tenure as the Director of Programs and Policies in January 1999, and was subsequently asked to also serve as Deputy Chief of Staff.  Prior to joining Secretary White, she served as the Director of Research and Appropriations for Illinois Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan.  With a staff of more than 25, she had direct responsibility for four appropriations committees and made legislative recommendations to the Speaker and members of the General Assembly on over 90 state agency budgets and more than 2,000 substantive pieces of legislation annually.