CAIR-Chicago is sad to be losing our veteran Communications Director Renner Larson, but excited to introduce our new Communications Coordinator Layne Hillesland!
Renner Larson is the Communications Director at CAIR-Chicago. In 2013 he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in graphic design. Having taught English in Tanta, Egypt, he continued practicing volunteerism through the global leadership program Up With People and more recently as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Families In Vietnam, an NGO working to alleviate poverty through education in northern Vietnam. After working professionally as a graphic designer, Renner is excited to apply his expertise in creative problem solving and design thinking to further the mission of CAIR-Chicago.
Layne Hillesland is the Communications Coordinator at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2016 with a BA in Communication Studies while also minoring in international studies and visual communications. She was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for her school newspaper, the Loyola Phoenix for two years and has volunteered for Human Rights Watch the past three years. Layne is committed to social justice work and is excited to apply her combined knowledge of communications, international studies, and visual communications to her job at CAIR-Chicago.