Mannis listens closely as he meets stakeholders, “knowing that the wisdom is in the room” — the mantra by which Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton leads.
Mannis is the policy director for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois — and he’s only 23 years old. He graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a double major in political science and economics in 2018.
Mannis said that he learned to listen and take a step back from Walter Isaacson, Tulane University Professor of History and best-selling author, when he took Isaacson’s History of the Digital Revolution class.