Departments

Forest Preserve District Departments

Ten departments manage the Forest Preserve District's natural areas and resources, facilities and centers, daily operations, and administrative services. 

 

Executive Director

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Karie Friling, Executive Director and Interim Directo
630-933-7215
kfriling@dupageforest.org

For FOIA-related requests, contact our FOIA officer Jordan Countryman at 630-933-7200 or email foia@dupageforest.org.


Community Engagement Services

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Anamari Dorgan, Director
630-462-5654
adorgan@dupageforest.org


Finance & Administration 

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Andrew Brown, Director
630-933-7200
info-AF@dupageforest.org


Golf Operations

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Ed Stevenson, Executive Advisor
630-451-3434
estevenson@dupageforest.org

 

Human Resources

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Christina Watson, Human Resources Manager
630-933-7200
foresthr@dupageforest.org

 

Information Technology

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Joe Potenza, Chief Information Officer
630-933-7200 

  • Oversees computer, network and data-communications equipment and support
  • Oversees shared-services agreements

Law Enforcement

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David Pederson, Chief of Police
630-933-7689
police@dupageforest.org

 

Natural Resources

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Erik Neidy, Director 
630-933-7227
eneidy@dupageforest.org

 

Partnerships and Philanthropy

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Jeannine Kannegiesser, Chief Partnership and Philanthropy Officer
630-933-7220
jkannegiesser@dupageforest.org

  • Develops, enhances and maintains the District’s philanthropic relationships with external stakeholders, including DuPage County’s various corporations and businesses, other governmental entities, residents, nonprofits, and the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • Serves as executive director of the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • Assists with grant coordination throughout the District

 

Resource Management & Development

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Dan Zinnen, Director
630-933-7200
dzinnen@dupageforest.org

  • Directs Land Preservation and Planning departments
  • Manages the Forest Preserve District's former landfills
  • Maintains forest preserve buildings

Land Preservation

  • Administers Forest Preserve District property-related agreements and databases for easements, licenses, leases and intergovernmental agreements
  • Manages and maintains records related to land acquisitions and conservation-easement programs
  • Monitors developments that may affect District property by administering the public-notice review program 

Planning

  • Develops master plans for forest preserves by using resource-based design principles
  • Implements and administers capital-improvement projects involving new structures, historic preservation, recreational facilities, trails and water-resource management