The Des Plaines Park District is pleased to announce the hiring of Katie Skibbe, as the Superintendent of Business, effective May 1. Skibbe comes to Des Plaines with six years of experience as the Assistant Finance Director for the Village of Buffalo Grove and three years of experience as the Accounting Manager of the Des Plaines Park District. She received her BS in Accounting and her MBA from DePaul University, with a concentration in Real Estate Finance. Skibbe is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Skibbe's responsibilities include managing the Park District's current comprehensive financial position and systems, investment strategy, and budget. She will serve as a member of the administrative leadership team in coordination with the Executive Director to assist in district-wide visioning; planning; policy and procedure development, including customer service initiatives; safety and risk management; human resources, and marketing. Skibbe will also review the annual audit and capital improvement plan, and work on the Master Plan, Strategic Plan, and the Community Needs Assessment. She will supervise a full-time staff of eight.
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"Skibbe is perfectly suited to step into this leadership position because of her municipal financial administration expertise and accounting history with Buffalo Grove. We are fortunate to have Katie with us again as her interpersonal skills, effective working relationship with the Board of Commissioners and staff, and her strong organizational and communication skills make her a perfect fit," said Don Miletic, Assistant Executive Director.
"I am excited to be back at the Des Plaines Park District," said Skibbe. "I look forward to creating a work environment that will enable staff to reach even higher standards of quality in their work."
For more information about the Des Plaines Park District, including summer employment opportunities, visit www.DPParks.org.