Kathleen Lorenz


  • Council Member Since 2015
  • Current Term 2019 - 2023


  • Executive Director for Leadership Illinois, a state-wide not-for-profit professional women’s educational network
  • Part-time freelance business strategy consultant

Quick Facts about Kathleen

  • BS Industrial Engineering, Purdue University & MBA, Illinois State University
  • 24 year Resident in Ironwood
  • Over 10 Years Service on Normal on Planning and Zoning Commissions before joining the Council
  • Numerous Board Assignments, including: Bloomington-Normal Sports Commission, Illinois Heart and Lung Foundation, and Association for Women in Communication
  • Wife and mother of two Young Adult Children


  • Reading, Reading, Reading, from news, to books, to plaques in a museum!
  • Watching Sunday morning news shows, and listening to talk radio.
  • Traveling with husband and children

Why were you interested in becoming a Council Member?

It is my conviction that if I want to see Normal continue to thrive and prosper, I should offer my skills and experiences to serve in a leadership capacity, and give back to a community that has given so much to my family and me.