Meet WSDI's Leadership
Jeremy Kruidenier became the Vice Executive Director for Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois in August, 2015. He was appointed General Counsel in January, 2019. He is a licensed attorney and registered lobbyist that advocates for the regulatory and legislative issues of WSDI members in front the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, the Illinois General Assembly, and various units of local government. He came to WSDI after working as a government relations consultant, serving clients from highly regulated industries.
Jeremy, a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, served in several positions during the administration of Governor Pat Quinn. In those positions, he was responsible for managing staff and overseeing hundreds of pieces of legislation, while also advising the Governor as a member of his senior staff. Jeremy also graduated from the University of Illinois where he was a member of the varsity Track and Field team.
Jeremy is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court - Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is the Chair of the Trade and Professional Associations Committee at the Chicago Bar Association. Additionally, he is active in the community, serving in various leadership positions on the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois Junior Board, and is a member of the Equality Illinois PAC Board, the 100 Club of Chicago, and the Varsity “I” Association. Jeremy lives in Oak Park with his wife and children.