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Bria Scudder, Deputy Governor
Bria Scudder is the Deputy Governor for public safety, infrastructure, environment, and energy in Governor JB Pritzker’s
administration. Previously, she was Director of Government Affairs for the Midwest region at AbbVie, where she
manages state and local related issues in twelve states. In her role in the governor’s office, she helps manage more than ten state agencies,
and implements the administration’s top policy initiatives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Scudder
spearheaded response efforts, including securing medical supplies for front-line workers, and planning
the transition to work from home for over 50 state agencies and boards.
Prior to serving in the governor’s office, Scudder was the Senior Government and Community Liaison at
the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. There, she developed strategies to advance the office’s legislative agenda and worked with communities on critical issues. Prior to this role, she worked for five years on campaigns and legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives.