Executive Director / Community Lawyer Jack E. Bentley
As Executive Director, Jack Bentley is expanding the reach of the CAC, promoting CAC's successes, identifying new stakeholders, and creating an expansive team environment throughout CAC's service area. He has a deep appreciation for CAC's innovative and catalytic "Community Lawyer" model through which CAC delivers its services and brings enthusiasm and a spirit of innovation to his work in advancing CAC’s mission and goals.
Jack sees his role as a lawyer not only through the lens of being an experienced litigator and practitioner of law, but also through the lens of community leadership, building relationships, and proactively engaging others in addressing causes and being philanthropically active.
Jack first joined the CAC in 2011 as a legal intern from Chicago-Kent College of Law. After graduating from law school, Jack worked in the Cook County States Attorney's Office and, more recently, at Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Jack has also held board leadership positions in a variety of Bar Associations and nonprofit organizations about which he is passionate, including A Just Harvest and Grey Ghost Theater.