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Official Welcome! Sue Rini, Executive Director

Posted on July 27, 2023

Sue Rini, former Deputy Director, officially assumed the Executive Director position when Jim Reuter retired on July 21, 2023.

Sue has 24 years of park district experience. As Deputy Director, Sue oversaw Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management, Information Technology, Marketing, and Registration Services. She previously served as Carol Stream’s Director of Finance & Administration, Superintendent of Human Resources & Risk Management, and Recreation Supervisor. Before joining the park district, Sue worked in the private sector specializing in banking research and education.

Some of Sue’s accomplishments include consecutive GFOA Awards for Excellence in Financial Accounting since 2009, Distinguished Agency Accreditation since 2007, Gold Medal Award winner in 2002, 2008 and runner up in 2014, and a $37M referendum in 2010 enabling the construction of the Fountain View Recreation Center, McCaslin Sports Complex, multiple playground and recreational trail improvements. Sue has played a significant role in being awarded over $5.4M in grants.

Sue has served in a leadership capacity on numerous industry related advisory groups, committees and boards. She currently serves on the PDRMA Board of Directors and is an active member of the IPRA Accounting & Finance Section. She was also a speaker at various parks and recreation conference session, professional development and supervisor symposiums.

Sue lived in Carol Stream for twenty years to raise her family. She and her spouse George have three daughters and four grandchildren. Sue enjoys boating, water sports and spending time with family.


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