Former county commissioner named to lead Illinois Tollway

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Tollway has a new executive director.

The tollway board of directors on Thursday named former Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth "Liz" Gorman to the post effective March 1.

Tollway Chairman Bob Schillerstrom says Gorman is a leader who will provide "an intimate understanding of the power of collaboration, technology and innovation."

As executive director, Goramn will oversee Illinois' nearly 300-mile tollway system and the agency's $1.45 billion annual budget.

Gorman served 13 years as a county commissioner, including on the county's transportation committee. She is a former member of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission and was working most recently as director of state and local government at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She will replace Greg Bedalov, who left this month to become the head of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

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