Bridget Gainer is a Cook County Commissioner, representing the County’s 10th district. She has served as Commissioner since 2009. Her work as Commissioner includes founding and chairing the board of the Cook County Land Bank Authority, which addresses the large inventory of vacant residential, industrial and commercial property in Cook County. She chairs the Cook County Board’s pension committee as well as its Workforce Housing Community Development Committee. Ms. Gainer is also Vice President of Global Public Affairs for Aon, a global risk management firm. Ms. Gainer is a Board member of Women Employed, The Center for Economic Progress, and St. Gregory’s High School. She joined the HIT Board of Trustees in 2018.
She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and earned her MBA at the University of Chicago.