Executive Committee


Hon. William J. Haddad, Esq., J.D. – Chairman
Founding President of the Arab-American Bar Assn. of Illinois, Founding President of the Suburban Bar Coalition of Cook County (when President of West Suburban Bar), Past President of United States Mutual Association; former felony Prosecutor in Cook County and civil litigator for 40 years; author, lecturer, adjunct professor of law, and Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois from 2003 to 2014 in the Civil Jury Law Division.

Executive Committee
Rush Darwish – Media Director of AMVOTE. CEO Rush Media Productions, Radio Talk Show Host, Founder  of Team Palestine for PCRF.

Marvet M. Sweis Drnovsek, Esq. J.D.- Youth Outreach Director of AMVOTE. Corresponding Secretary of the Arab-American Bar Assn. of Illinois, Named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 2015 list of “Top 40 Attorneys Under 40” in Illinois, Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a 2014, 2015, and 2016 “Illinois Rising Star”.

Abder Ghouleh, PE-Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Arab-American Association of Engineers and Architects, Past President of the Lifta Charitable Assn.

Hon. Rouhy Shalabi, Esq. J.D.-Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Arab-American Bar Assn of Illinois, Commissioner of the Chicago Park District, Member of the Human Relations Commission of Chicago, USAID consultant on legal education in Palestine.

Nemer Ziyad – Executive Committee-Principal & Executive VP of “Ziyad Brothers Importing”, a behemoth importer/distributor of  Middle Eastern foods in the United States and six countries, headquartered at its 150,000 sq. ft.  warehouse  in Cicero, IL. Community benefactor and leader, who has sat and sits on the following boards: Arab-American Business and Profession Assoc, Chicago Sisters Cities, and American Arab Anti-discrimination Committee.

Salman Aftab-Pres. A-Z Medical Services Corp. Chief Editor Afghan News Network. Chair Muslim Advisory Council of Cook County Sheriff. Past Advisory Council member of  CPD Superintendent;  Director Governmental Affairs of American Muslim Task Force on Civil rights and Elections.
Prof. John Breen, Esq., J.D.-Graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor of Law Loyola University, Past President of the Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois, Past President of Council of Arab Organizations of Illinois

Sana’a Hussein, Esq. J.D.-Past-President of  Arab-American Bar Assn. of Illinois, member of the Arab Business & Professional Assn. of Illinois, St. Jude Children Research Hospital Four Stars Committee, Chicago Sister Cities International Program, USAID consultant on legal education in Palestine.