Firm Bios

Michael S. Thomson

Mike Thomson was a member of the Illinois House Speaker’s Staff for 13 years, the last six as a senior adviser to the Speaker and director of more than 50 legislative staff. From 2009-2011 he was the principal of Thomson Consulting, LLC, which provided government relations, public relations management, and media consulting services.


Michael Weir

Michael Weir worked in state government for 11 years, assisting lawmakers and directing communications and media relations for the Illinois House Speaker’s Staff from 2003-2010. He joined Thomson Consulting in January 2011, when the firm was renamed ThomsonWeir, LLC.


Aaron Chambers

Aaron Chambers spent nearly 13 years as a reporter, covering hard news at the Capitol, in Chicago and across Illinois, before managing media relations and strategic communications for businesses and associations pursuing public affairs objectives in state and local government.