020613br0319-300x300Michael E. Hastings was born and raised in Orland Township as one of six children of Mary and Kyle Hastings. Hastings excelled in academics and athletics as a youth while attending Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park and was an Illinois All-State Football offensive lineman. He served as student government president of Andrew High School, and then qualified for an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in leadership and management at West Point and played as an offensive lineman on Army’s Division-I football team for four seasons, including the annual Army-Navy rivalry game in Washington, DC. Hastings graduated from West Point in 2003 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Hastings was at West Point when al-Qaida terrorists attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001. He later served in Iraq, advanced to the rank of captain and served as aide-de-camp to the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division. He earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone.

In 2008, Hastings joined Johnson & Johnson’s Biosurgery sales division in Chicago serving hospitals, health care facilities and surgeons. Hastings was recognized and rewarded as a top-tier employee.

Hastings’ public service career began with his election to the Board of Trustees for High School District 230 and then as vice president of the board. Hastings also served as co-chair of the district’s finance and education committees.

Hastings earned a master’s degree in business administration with honors from the University of Illinois and is working toward completion of his juris doctor degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

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Springfield Office:
118 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-9595

East Office:
813 School Ave
Matteson, IL 60443

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20855 South LaGrange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 464-5431

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