Lauren Rosenthal is an attorney from Chicago focusing on real estate law and land conservation. She has been a Commissioner on Illinois Nature Preserves Commission since 2007 and served as Chair of the Commission from 2010 to 2012. Ms. Rosenthal has recently joined the board of the Illinois Environmental Council, a statewide organization that promotes sound environmental policy and protections for land, air, water, wildlife, and human health. She has been a committed advocate for sound environmental policy and has organized environmental leaders in support of various political candidates including President Obama, Governor Quinn and congressional candidates. She Chaired Environmentalists for Obama in the 2008 Presidential Campaign, served on the Executive Committee of the Energy and Environmentalists for Obama in the 2012 campaign and worked on the transition team for President Preckwinkle at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County in 2010. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law (1982) and Northwestern University (1979), Ms. Rosenthal loves shopping for, preparing and eating local, good food.