Cheri Bustos
Cheri Bustos

Former Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has joined Mercury as co-chair of its DC office and head of the firm’s team in her home state.

During her 10 years in Congress, Bustos co-chaired the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and served on the House Agriculture, Transportation & Infrastructure and Appropriations Committees.

Prior to her election to Congress, she was VP-corporate communications for UnityPoint Health and a reporter & editor for 17 years at the Quad-City Times.

Kieran Mahoney, Mercury CEO, said Bustos’ “electoral track record and her experience in communications and journalism make her a natural fit for consulting on public strategy and achieving outcomes for our clients."

Omnicom owns Mercury.