OUR TEAM


VICTOR REYES


With nearly 30 years of experience in government, law, and public affairs, Victor Reyes draws upon a wide range of contacts and experiences to help clients achieve their goals. Business owners and leaders from around the country rely on his counsel to find a clear path through Illinois’ complex regulatory system, and he is repeatedly selected as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the areas of governmental, municipal, lobbying, and administrative law. Victor began his career as an assistant to former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, ultimately rising to the position of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, where he was responsible for implementing the mayor’s agenda in the city council, state legislature, and Congress. After a 10-year career in the public sector, Victor left the mayor’s office to lead the Chicago Government Practice of the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig.

After accumulating experience in both the public and private sectors, Victor established the Reyes Bonoma law firm, now Reyes Kurson, and The Roosevelt Group lobbying firm. Adding to his entrepreneurial ventures, Victor became a founding partner of Compass Public Affairs in 2010. Victor earned his B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and his J.D. from DePaul University.

A native of Mexico, Victor spends his free time with his wife and three children.

MICHAEL NOONAN


As a founding partner with The Roosevelt Group, Mike uses his unique combination of political acumen, strategic thinking and media savvy to help clients accomplish goals and solve problems both big and small. Mike prides himself in seeing the multiple angles of any situation and crafting client solutions that utilize a myriad of tactics, from message development and grass roots activation to direct contact with government decision makers and elected officials. In 2013-2014, Mike used his expertise to serve as co-campaign manager for Get Covered Illinois, the state’s campaign to educate Illinois residents about the Affordable Care Act and encourage enrollments in the new health insurance marketplace. Under Mike’s leadership, Get Covered Illinois won numerous awards including the 2014 Best Integrated Advertising Campaign from Modern Healthcare and Advertising Age and two Emmy awards for Outstanding Achievement in Public Affairs.

A self-described political junkie, Mike also has a 20-year history of winning tough political campaigns and is well known for directing Lisa Madigan’s first statewide race, helping her to become the first female Illinois Attorney General. Mike has managed or consulted on more than 50 winning campaigns at every level of Illinois. In addition to these notable achievements, Mike’s background includes serving as Legislative Director for the Illinois House of Representative’s Democratic Caucus and as a Government Director for the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig. Mike currently serves as a Trustee for Bloom Township in Southern Cook County. In Mike’s spare time you can find him on the golf course or cheering on his beloved Chicago Bears.

Deanne Jaffrey


Deanne Jaffrey joined The Roosevelt Group in 2013 as a dedicated professional with more than 25 years of professional work experience in the areas of management, operations, client relations and public affairs just to name a few. In her role with The Roosevelt Group, Deanne uses her expertise in relationship management, quality control, community and grassroots outreach, and strategic event planning and execution to provide a necessary foundation for building successful public affairs campaigns. In addition, her superior expertise in agency and campaign management, problem resolution, and implementation of innovative and cost-effective strategies enhances the level of services The Roosevelt Group delivers to their clients.

Her career has a depth that extends from frontline administrative responsibilities to titles such as Director of Revenue Management, Director of Operations, and Rooms Manager and her quality of work has been consistently recognized. Most recently, Deanne was a key member of the leadership team for the award-winning 2013-2015 Get Covered Illinois campaign, playing a key role in overall campaign management executing leadership in community outreach strategies, and leadership of the team responsible for field support for the 600+ statewide in-person assister network, signature events and specialty audience programs, grassroots outreach and community engagement, development of marketing collateral and event branding, and the nationally recognized 2014 Road 2 Coverage mobile tour. In years past and while working for Wyndham International Hotels + Resorts, Deanne received numerous awards including election to Wyndham’s Presidents Forum and certification as a Wyndham Customer Service Trainer.

Deanne received her education from Illinois State University with concentrated studies in Hotel Management and Business Administration and is currently an active supporter of community initiatives that empower communities toward effective change.

On a personal note, Deanne loves spending time with and being surrounded by her two sons and family. Additionally, she loves all sports – especially extreme sports – and is a 4-year “Tough Mudder” competitor. She is an avid member of CrossFit, enjoys the outdoors, and playing both coed flag football and softball.


CHAD HOOSIER


Chad Hoosier is a dedicated professional to the political process in Illinois. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff of External Affairs for Lt. Governor Sheila Simon. During the 2010 primary election, Chad was a catalytic agent in the successful campaign to elect Illinois State Representative Eddie Lee Jackson. Immediately following his work on Jackson’s campaign, Chad became political director for Simon during the 2010 gubernatorial general election. In 2012, former Governor Jim Edgar selected Chad to be one of forty individuals to take part in his inaugural fellowship program, where he was able to further forge relationships with many new members in the legislature. Chad has worked on a number of community coalition building campaigns including the Illinois Kids Campaign, Illinois Transportation Trade Association and Get Covered Illinois. He has garnered excellent working relationships with legislators to ensure that his client’s message, goals and invested interest are communicated and any call-to actions are followed through to completion. Chad monitors the progression of all legislative bills in order to provide real-time updates for any bill that may impact his client’s agenda. Chad is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science and Public Administration.

MATT SANCHEZ


Matt Sanchez extends over 10 years of experience in politics, public affairs and government to the Roosevelt Group team. After earning his B.A. in Politics and Government from Illinois State University, Matt went on to work as Staff Assistant for an Aldermanic office on the Southwest Side of Chicago. Upon leaving the Alderman’s office, Matt continued on and began work at The Roosevelt Group as a lobbyist. As of late, Matt worked on the former Illinois State Representative Jack Franks’ successful run to become the first elected McHenry County Board Chair; and more recently, Matt ran Sam Cunningham’s winning bid to become the City of Waukegan’s first African-American Mayor. In his free time, Matt enjoys giving back as an Associate Board Member of the Saint Anthony Hospital Board, and as a parishioner at Old St. Patrick’s Church in the West Loop. He also enjoys time in the gym where he trains in boxing and kickboxing.

John Daley


John Richard Daley serves as Senior Government Director at The Roosevelt Group. He assists clients with lobbying matters before the federal government, State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago. John will not work on Cook County clients, where his father, John P. Daley, has served as County Commissioner and Chairman of the County Board Committee on Finance for more than 21 years. Building on his background in government and business, Daley focuses his government relations work in public-private partnerships, procurement, and issue-based advocacy.

Daley previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant to the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management. He advised the Subcommittee on risk management issues related to Human Resources, asset management, threat assessments, cyber security, emergency preparedness, critical infrastructure protection and first responder needs. He also served as a member of Senator Richard J. Durbin’s staff in Chicago.

A lifelong entrepreneur, before joining the firm’s, Daley built an insurance brokerage agency and built a tea business in the South Loop’s Wabash corridor. Most recently, he helped establish a federally licensed non-profit low-power FM radio station, WLPN-LP 105.5fm.