Putting My Experience
Prentice Butler is a Chicago born civic leader who has committed his professional career in the
service of others. His experiences as a South Sider forged his sense of community, commitment to
justice and has been the foundation in his career in public service. For more than a decade he has
served the Fourth Ward with integrity, consistency, and excellence. He is a proud alumnus of the
University of Chicago (BA 2002, MA 2020), Loyola University Chicago (MA 2007), and is a
Leadership Greater Chicago 2022 Fellow.
Prentice Butler is currently serving as Chief of Staff for Sophia D. King, Alderman of the city of
Chicago's Fourth Ward. As Chief of Staff, Prentice is working with Alderman King towards
attracting quality commercial and residential development, improving neighborhood public schools,
enhancing public safety, and increasing transparency, efficiency, and accountability in the city of
Chicago. While working for Alderman King he has demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of
city government, social media, and community engagement, which has expanded the outreach of the
Alderman's agenda and accomplishments.
Prior working for the city of Chicago, Prentice was a legal assistant at the Law Offices of Ernesto D.
Borges Jr. P.C, a bankruptcy law firm in Chicago, Illinois for seven years. He provided financial
consultations for clients from low- and moderate-income communities from across the city of
Chicago. His work helped to expand the client base of the office and improve the professional
reputation of the company.
Prior to that position, Prentice was a District Executive with the Chicago Area Boy Scouts of
America. In that role Prentice was responsible for community engagement, fundraising, recruitment,
and programming for the Chicago Area Council on the southwest side of the city and the surrounding
suburbs. His direct engagement with community members was important to the region he was
assigned, as he was able to bridge the gap between the changing demographics of the community.
A strong commitment to social justice and civic engagement is demonstrated through Prentice's participation on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, such as the New Leaders Council Chicago, SOUL (South-Siders Organized for Unity and Liberation), Hales Franciscan High School and Free Lunch Academy, the Xi Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and 100 Black Men of Chicago. Also, Prentice was the Chicago Chair of Young & Powerful, an organization that was created in 2007 to engage young professionals in civic engagement.