Secretary, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Bryan A. Schneider was appointed Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in February 2015. Prior to joining the Department, he served for more than 14 years in various roles at the Walgreens Company. He most recently served as Divisional Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in the Pharmacy, Health and Wellness Legal Department. Mr. Schneider began his career as an associate at law firm Sidley Austin, and upon law school graduation, clerked for the United States Court of Appeals. He has also served as counsel to the Office of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and to the Illinois House Republican Leader. Mr. Schneider was a member of the Illinois State Board of Elections for more than a decade, serving as both its Chairman and Vice Chairman. He is admitted to the practice of law in Illinois and is an Illinois Registered Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Schneider received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin, his Master of Business Administration from DePaul University, and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Trine University.