Rauner names new director of Get Covered Illinois

SHARE Rauner names new director of Get Covered Illinois
SHARE Rauner names new director of Get Covered Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner has hired a Yale-educated former CIA intelligence officer to lead Illinois’ health insurance enrollment efforts.

Rauner’s office announced Tuesday that Karin Zosel will be the new executive director of Get Covered Illinois, where she will oversee federal grant programs promoting insurance coverage.

Zosel most recently worked at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, where she created and implemented the college’s annual fund and managed its budget and operational expenses.

The governor’s office says Zosel has been a congressional aide, legal researcher and adjunct professor at Georgia Military College. She served as an intelligence officer for the CIA for nearly 10 years.

Zosel replaces Jennifer Koehler, who held the post in former Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. Koehler resigned in February, saying she wanted to pursue other professional opportunities.

The Latest
NBA
The Magic won the lottery Tuesday night and landed the top overall pick for the first time since they got Dwight Howard in 2004.
The honor comes with a $25,000 grant for the Hyde Park theater company currently in the midst of its 67th season.
The enrollment reached 100% of freshmen at four Chicago Public Schools during the last two years, according to the report from the CPS inspector general.
The settlement before a lawsuit was filed marks the latest chapter in the story of the now-defrocked priest Daniel McCormack, one of the most notorious pedophiles in the history of Chicago’s archdiocese.
It takes a little time to assemble, so consider the process a meditative exercise with comforting results.