district offices

Executive Office

The Executive Office oversees District operations, coordinates responses to Freedom of Information Act-related requests, and provides administrative support to the president and commissioners

Ed Stevenson, Acting Executive Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-ex@dupageforest.org

Jordan Countryman, FOIA Officer

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: foia@dupageforest.org

Business Enterprises Office

The Business Enterprises Office manages and staffs the District’s three golf preserves, including the pro shops, maintenance facilities and food and beverage services.

Evan Sampson, Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-GLF@DuPageForest.org

Communications & Marketing Office

The Communications & Marketing Office includes the Marketing, Fundraising and Volunteer Services departments. It produces brochures, signs, videos and the quarterly The Conservationist, promotes District events, responds to public email and serves as the District’s media liaison, develops ways for individuals and businesses to support the District’s mission of conservation, education and recreation with tax-deductible donations, and manages the District’s Volunteer Services programming

Audra Bonnet, Acting Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-CM@dupageforest.org

Community Services & Education Office

The Community Services and Education Office provides educational, cultural and recreational programs and opportunities, oversees five education centers and programs, operates St. James Farm Forest Preserve, and maintains DuPage forest preserves.

Bob Lahey, Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-CSE@dupageforest.org

Field Operations Office

The Field Operations Office maintains forest preserve grounds, buildings, vehicles and equipment.

Mike Pubentz, Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-FO@dupageforest.org

Law Enforcement & Field Operations Office

The Law Enforcement and Field Operations Office enforces federal, state and county laws via sworn officers with specialized District-relevant training and enforces District’s General Use Regulation Ordinance. Dial 911 for emergency.

David Pederson, Acting Chief of Police

Phone: (630) 933-7240
E-mail: police@dupageforest.org

Finance & Administration Office

The Finance and Administration Office collects revenues and satisfies debts, safeguards financial assets and provides timely and accurate financial information to management, bond holders, regulating agencies and constituents.

Jack Hogan, Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-AF@dupageforest.org

Human Resources Office

Human Resources oversees recruitment and hiring, training and compensation analysis, handles employee benefit administration, enforces policies and procedures and oversees safety and liability programs.

Janet Van Haren, Manager

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: foresthr@dupageforest.com

Information Technology Office

IT oversees computer, network and data-communications equipment and support.

Joe Potenza, Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-IT@dupageforest.com

Natural Resources Office

The Natural Resources Office manages the District’s natural-resource preservation, restoration and conservation programs, and surveys, restores, enhances, manages and maintains ecological conditions to sustain plant and animal biodiversity to protect and preserve these resources.

Erik Neidy, Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-NRO@dupageforest.org

Resource Management & Development Office

The Resource Management & Development Office includes the Planning and Land Preservation departments. It also manages the District’s former landfills.

The land preservation section administers 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, and monitors developments that may affect District property by administering the public-notice review program, develops master plans for District forest preserves by using resource-based design principles.

The planning section implements and administers capital-improvement projects involving new structures, historic preservation, recreational facilities, trails and water-resource management

Dan Zinnen, Director

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-RMD@dupageforest.org

Kevin Stough, Manager of Land Preservation

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-RMD@dupageforest.org

Kevin Horsfall, Manager of Planning

Phone: (630) 933-7200
E-mail: info-RMD@dupageforest.org