A 30-year-old consultant from Burr Ridge will finish the unexpired term of former DuPage County Board member John Curran.
Board members on Tuesday approved the appointment of Greg Hart to represent District 3 for the rest of Curran's term, which ends Nov. 30, 2018. County board Chairman Dan Cronin selected Hart for the seat that's been vacant since Curran resigned July 25.
"I'm very excited and honored to have been chosen," Hart said. "I have a lot of respect for this agency and this element of government. They've done a lot of good things saving taxpayers money."
He said he hopes to do what he can to help the county and District 3, which includes all or parts of Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Naperville, Westmont, Willowbrook and Woodridge.
Curran stepped down from the county board because he was appointed to the state Senate seat Christine Radogno resigned in June.
Hart said he applied for Curran's former seat because he wanted to bring his skills to the county board. As a manager at Deloitte Consulting in Chicago, Harts says he helps businesses streamline operations, identify cost savings and improve performance.
"I think what Chairman Cronin and the rest of the board has been able to accomplish over the last couple years has been remarkable," Hart said. "I look forward to helping them continue that success in the years to come."
Before Tuesday's vote, Cronin said Hart "brings a substantial level of experience to this subject from his private sector work helping business clients identify inefficiencies and build consensus around solutions."
Hart says he plans to seek election to the county board next year.
He serves on the board of directors of the Institutional Advancement Committee at Fenwick High School and as the Chicago co-chairman of Maverick PAC.