2005 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Morris

House Resolution 74

(As Adopted by House)


     WHEREAS, Ms. Barbara Madlock Lumpkin, daughter of the late Cynthia Estella and John Madlock and native of Sardis, Mississippi, has accumulated many career accomplishments which have brought great pride to herself, her family and her home State of Mississippi; and

     WHEREAS, having attended school in the North Panola School District, Ms. Lumpkin matriculated at Coahoma Community College where she earned her associate degree, completed undergraduate business administration courses at DePaul University and received certification as a corporate trust specialist from Canon Financial Institute; and

     WHEREAS, Ms. Lumpkin began her career as an administrative assistant at Continental Bank and rose to hold the office of Vice President of Marketing Banking Services, and was later named Senior Vice President and Manager of Corporate Trust at Amalgamated Bank of Chicago; and

     WHEREAS, in July 1995, Ms. Lumpkin was appointed City Comptroller for the City of Chicago, a capacity which allowed her to oversee the implementation of direct deposits becoming available to city employees and launching the Chicago Automated Time and Attendance System, which saved the City of Chicago an estimated $2.5 million each year; and

     WHEREAS, in addition to her duties as City Comptroller, Ms. Lumpkin served as Treasurer of the Chicago-Gary Regional Airport Authority, Trustee on the City of Chicago's Firemen's Municipal Employees and Laborers Pension Fund and Board of Directors for the Chicago Horticultural Society; and

     WHEREAS, as the 1996-1997 Chairperson of the City's College Fund/United Negro College Fund campaign, Ms. Lumpkin boosted donations by fifty percent, raising nearly half a million dollars; and

     WHEREAS, Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed Ms. Lumpkin as Chicago's budget director in 1998 and city treasurer in 1999, thus allowing her to become the only woman in Chicago to hold all three positions of city comptroller, budget director and city treasurer; and

     WHEREAS, in the July 2000 issue of Today's Chicago Woman, Ms. Lumpkin was cited as one of the one hundred most influential women in Chicago making a difference through community involvement and professional achievements; and

`    WHEREAS, having returned to the banking arena as senior vice president and director of public affairs with Northern Trust Company, where she continues leading an exemplary career, Ms. Lumpkin maintains professional affiliations with the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, Chicago One Stop Capitol Shop, Chicago Finance Exchange, Urban Bankers Forum of Chicago, Chicago Service Club and the United Negro College Fund; and

     WHEREAS, the widow of the late Robert "Bob" Lumpkin, Ms. Lumpkin is the proud mother of one child, daughter, LaTonya Lumpkin, who has supported her in all her endeavors; and

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend the excellence of Mississippi's native sons and daughters who have brought great esteem to themselves and to Mississippi as has Ms. Lumpkin, whose career success is a testimony to the value and work ethic of Mississippians:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the career accomplishments of Barbara Madlock Lumpkin and extend our best wishes for continued success in all her future endeavors.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Ms. Lumpkin and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.