Kathleen Lorenz


  • Council Member Since 2015
  • Current Term 2019 - 2023


  • Community Investment Director for United Way of McLean County
  • Prior to United Way, Kathleen was the Executive Director for Leadership Illinois, a state-wide not-for-profit professional women’s educational network
  • Nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, starting as a management engineer, charged with bringing efficiencies and cost savings to hospital processes 

Quick Facts about Kathleen

  • BS Industrial Engineering, Purdue University & MBA, Illinois State University
  • Kathleen and her husband, Joe, have lived in Normal since 1994, where they raised their two children, Steven and Kate
  • Served for more than 10 Years on Normal Planning and Zoning Commissions before joining the Council


  • Reading, Reading, Reading, from news, to books, to plaques in museums
  • Traveling with husband and family
  • Watching college sports and any soccer game

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.