William McNary "is the President of USAction and Co-Executive Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, an affiliate of USAction and Illinois' largest public interest organization, he has been called one of the most electrifying and inspirational speakers of our time. Mr. McNary was appointed by the Illinois Senate President to serve as the Consumer Representative to the Illinois Department on Aging's Senior Pharmaceutical Review Committee. In addition, Mr. McNary is a board member of Public Campaign, a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to building broad public support for clean money campaign reform. He served as Vice Chair of Consumer Affairs for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's transition team. During the last five election cycles, Mr. McNary has worked with the Rainbow/Push Coalition, co-directing targeted voter registration and "Get Out the Vote" campaign efforts. Mr. McNary holds a degree in journalism and communications from the University of Iowa."