October 18, 2017
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Rebecca Shi, Executive Director

Rebecca Shi

As Illinois Business Immigration Coalition's executive director, Rebecca Shi works directly with a steering committee of 68 Illinois-based CEOs, University presidents, chambers of commerce and immigrant advocates to develop and implement strategy that support the passage of immigration reform. Full board here.

IBIC has been extraordinarily effective in moving the politics of the state, winning public bipartisan support from the majority of Illinois's Congressional delegation.

Rebecca was the campaign manager for Illinois's SB 957 "Road Safety, Mandatory License and Insurance for All Act."  She led the successful passage of SB 957 by building a broad coalition of Illinois CEOs, chambers of commerce, law enforcement, faith and immigrant leaders to license and grant mandatory insurance to 450,000 undocumented immigrants in Illinois.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Rebecca was named a “20 in Their 20s” by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Rebecca emigrated from China when she was 10 years old. She is fluent in Chinese and conversational Spanish.

Linda Fleener, Director of Membership Engagement


Linda Fleener is the Director of Membership engagement for the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition. Linda focuses on Illinois’ central, downstate and collar county regions, building relationships with businesses, business associations, and faith leaders to understand how current immigration policy affects them.

Linda is an accomplished campaign professional who brings to the table expertise in a variety of campaign fields. She has worked on multiple statewide and citywide campaigns, including the 2014 gubernatorial race in which she ran field operations in three counties, and the 2015 2nd Ward Aldermanic race, in which she simultaneously ran multiple departments and oversaw a mailing program that sent over 40,000 pieces of unique mail to Chicago’s 2nd Ward.

A graduate of Wheaton College, Linda developed a passion for immigration reform through her work with Evangelical Immigration Table, where she served as the G92 organizing fellow for Wheaton College.

Linda resides in Chicago, Illinois, where she is an active member of her church and local community.

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