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Forest Preserve District Seeks New Executive Director

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County announced a nationwide search for a new executive director to lead the operation and growth of the agency’s properties, offices and programs.

The executive director will be responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of long-term plans for the District, including the development of new and existing preserves, natural areas, recreational features and educational centers. 

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of leadership experience for a public or nonprofit agency, understand federal and state laws, have a strong background in financial management and be able to build productive relationships with District employees, commissioners and citizens. Details and a link to the job application are available through the Alford Group Executive Search website at and in the Opportunity Guide document describing the position and application process. 

“We are pleased to work with a firm that will cast a nationwide net to find the most qualified candidates for the executive director position,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President D. “Dewey” Pierotti Jr. “The Board of Commissioners is committed to continued success of the Forest Preserve District, and we will be sure to choose the right candidate to lead us in the new developments and endeavors we already have begun.” 

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County owns and manages 25,000 acres of prairies, woodlands and wetlands. Each year more than 4 million visitors enjoy 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs. To get District e-news in your inbox, sign up at For general information, visit or call 630-933-7200.


Media Contacts: Susan Olafson, Office of Public Affairs, 630-871-6406
Laura Capizzano, Office of Human Resources, 630-933-7679

News Release Date: July 12, 2013
Updated August 6, 2013

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