Kevin Connor, General Counsel

Kevin brings more than 30 years of broad public and private sector legal and operations experience to COPA. Starting in private practice representing financial institutions in consumer and commercial finance matters, he later joined the FDIC/RTC serving in both Chicago and Washington, DC. Following his federal service, Kevin spent over 10 years with a major commercial insurance and financial organization, rising to lead an area in its corporate legal department. In 2005, he joined the Illinois Governor’s Office as General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, managing the Executive’s revenue, spending and regulatory policy implementation. Over the next 8 years, Kevin held prominent positions in state government, including serving for more than 4 years as the General Counsel and Director of Business Regulation at the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and as General Counsel of the Department of Central Management Services. Kevin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana and his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He also attended DePaul University’s Graduate School of Business, completing a substantial amount of coursework toward an MBA.