About Stan Hollenbeck

Stan Hollenbeck is currently Principal Associate of Hollenbeck Strategies, a consulting consortium that assists governments, businesses, and individuals navigate the regulatory, legislative, and political landscape. He was the Director of the City of Chicago City Council Legislative Reference Bureau for more than a decade. The bureau researched and drafted ordinances, resolutions and orders as well as analyzed and recommended policy at the request of all 50 Aldermen that comprise the Cityof Chicago City Council and their staff.

A life-long Chicago resident, he is a writer and a public communications consultant primarily to Democratic clients involved with local governmental and political issues. His list of political clients includes many Chicago Aldermen, several officials of the Democratic Party, a former United States Congressman, an Illinois Governor and a former ambassador to the United States from Cyprus.

Stan Hollenbeck served in the Chicago Public School system for more than a decade. In his last capacity, he was an administrative associate for public relations to Dr. Edward Welling, who was chief of the CPS’s desegregation project.

In 1975, he wrote a white paper delineating plans for the decentralization of the Chicago Board of Education that served as the educational platform for two mayoral campaigns. One of those candidates used his research and writing as a basis for one of the founding documents of school reform in Chicago.