James C. LaBelle is a senior transportation and governmental affairs expert. Most recently, Jim held the position of Vice President at Metropolis Strategies, a former Chicago research organization charged with maintaining and enhancing the economic competitiveness of the Chicago region. While at Metropolis Strategies, he worked on several significant policy initiatives, planning studies and related research used to guide transportation planning in and around Chicago and across the state.
Jim has experience as the top executive at local governmental agencies, including the Lake County Board and the Lake County Forest Preserve District; he’s also served on the Metra, Lake County Transportation Alliance and other leading transportation governing boards. A resident of north suburban Zion, Jim earned his Master’s and undergraduate degrees from Northern Illinois University.