Tim Carpenter

State Director, Illinois, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids and State Director, Illinois, Mission: Readiness

Tim Carpenter joined the organization in 1998 to establish the Illinois office, and currently serves as the State Director for Council for a Strong America and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. Tim brings more than two decades worth of experience in issue advocacy, public education, and public relations strategies at the state and national levels. For 11 years, he was the executive director of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization in Chicago, a nonprofit citywide coalition devoted to promoting tenants’ rights and the availability, affordability, and quality of rental housing in Chicago. Tim received a bachelor’s degree in natural resources from the environmental advocacy program at the University of Michigan.