Feinen joins ATG
Deborah Frank Feinen, attorney and mayor of the City of Champaign, also answers to the title of Vice President-Downstate Operations for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Feinen brings more than 25 years' experience in the profession to her new role as the top leader for ATG’s downstate operations, including more than a decade as an active ATG member agent. Her law practice in Champaign-Urbana included real estate, estate planning and administration, guardianship, business law, and school law. Feinen said the ATG position offers her new challenges, as well as the opportunity to continue her local relationships with lawyers, real estate agents and lenders, while meeting new people in other areas of the state. She follows in the footsteps of Jerry Gorman, former senior vice president of ATG’s downstate operations, who retired in early 2019 after 37 years at ATG.
In April 2019, Feinen was re-elected to a second term as Champaign mayor with 84.3 percent of the vote. Her history of service in Champaign County also includes nine years on the Champaign City Council and 14 years on the Champaign County Board.
As a Champaign resident for more than 45 years, she has served on various boards in the community, including Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana and Amasong, and as a liaison to the Developmental Disabilities Board. In 2017, Feinen was honored by the Girl Scouts of East Central Illinois as a Woman of Distinction. The following year, she was named an Athena by the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and a Distinguished Alum of Centennial High School by the Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation.
Feinen holds a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a BA in psychology and education from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. She is a member of the Champaign County Bar Association, Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Bar Association, Champaign County Association of Realtors, Affiliate Member and U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Feinen lives with her husband, Chuck, and their two daughters, Karlee and Cate.