Managing Partner, Springfield
Sangamo Club, Member
Anthony Rossi joined the firm as Managing Partner in GNG’s Springfield office in July 2007. Tony brings extensive knowledge of the legislative process and executive branch operations, as well as 20 years of relationships with individuals serving in all branches of government. He worked for Speaker of the House, Michael J. Madigan, for 16 years. There he acted as a research and appropriations analyst, Director of the Research and Appropriations Staff and Clerk of the Illinois House of Representatives.
Tony joined former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s administration in 2003 when he was appointed Executive Director of the Capital Development Board. In early 2005, he moved to the Governor’s Office as a Deputy Chief of Staff. In that capacity, Tony oversaw the operations of many state agencies and served as a key advisor to the governor on legislative initiatives and budget preparation and implementation.
During his tenure as Chief Clerk of the House under Speaker Madigan, Tony was the Chief Administrative Officer for the House of Representatives and acted as a liaison between 10 legislative commissions and democratic leadership. As Director of the Research and Appropriations Staff, he briefed and advised the Speaker and members of the General Assembly on implications of substantive and appropriations legislation, drafted legislative proposals, prepared research on proposed legislation, and represented the Speaker in legislative and executive meetings. More recently, as a Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Tony was a key advisor to the Governor on the legislative process, negotiated legislative initiatives and played a significant role in budget preparation and implementation