John R. Hosty jr

Profession
-Currently employed as a Vice President at  The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL since 1998.
-Function as a Product Manager in the Securities Lending department of the bank.
-Prior to joining Northern Trust I was employed by Fidelity Investments (Advisor Technology Services) Dallas, TX  from 1997 to 1998
-And previously at Bank of America Illinois (formerly Continental Bank NA), Chicago, IL from 1985 to 1996. In these roles I functioned as an operation manager, project manager, sales support and product manager.

Community / Political experience
“I am a 16+ year resident of Forest Park residing with my wife Barbara, children Jack (12) and Morgan (11). Locally I serve on the Village Traffic & Safety Committee as Chairman and the Forest Park Youth Soccer Association (FPYSA) Board as President. The soccer board role requires quite alot of  interaction with the Park District managers and employees as well as time spent at the park utilizing it’s facilities.”

Other / Professional experience
Current and former Boards
– Forest  Park Youth Soccer Association (FPYSA) 2002-current (Board President since 2005)
– Board led association responsible for K-8th grade co-ed youth soccer for Spring and Fall programs.
– Village Forest Park Traffic & Safety Committee 1999-current (Chairman)
– Bank Depository Users Group: 2001-2006 (Chairman 2006), (Vice-Chairman 2005)
– US Based National Banking committee comprised of 75+ large banks
– Involved in numerous industry forums and sub-committees
– St. Bernadine School Board 2004-2006
– St. Bernadine Parish task force 2005-2006
– Boy Scouts of America Des Plaines Valley Council (2003 Finance committee)
– Chicago Clearing House Association: (Past Co-Chair payment committee) 1986-1988

Education
-University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
-Bachelors of Science 1984, Business Administration
-Major: Business Administration Minor: Economics
-Graduate Fenwick HS 1980

List the top challenges facing this board and how you would address them
“The largest and most important challenge the board faces is the vision and fortitude to correctly utilize the tax referendum funds. With the possible expansion of the park land and the associated development, it will be critical the board has a strong long-term vision that will afford the residents a park that can strive for years to come.

“My hope is that by creating a updated and quality Park District we will attract and retain more families here in Forest Park, which is an absolutely integral component of the community. By providing broader recreational facilities and programs, the Park District not only improves the quality of life of Forest Park residents, but it also will create a solid benefit for future generations.

“I strongly believe that with my over 25 years of business experience and leadership in operational and project management I will be an asset to the upcoming planning and decision making facing the Park District. I have experience serving on both elected and appointed boards and have served in many leadership roles.”

 

Cathleen McDermott

Profession
I have been employed with State Farm Insurance for 23 years; and I have worked as an insurance fraud investigator for the past 16 years.

Community / Political experience
-Park District Commissioner (1989-1999)
– Kiwanis Club of Forest Park (1992-1999)
-President, Kiwanis Club (1995)
-Friend of the Park (2003-2010)
-No Gloves National Volunteer Coordinator     
-Volunteer, Kiwanis Club
-Chamber of Commerce/ Mainstreet

Other / Professional experience
-Illinois Association of Special Investigative Units
-International Association of Special Investigative Units
-International Association of Auto Theft Investigators

Education
-Field Stevenson School (1978)
-Trinity High School (1982)
-Triton Jr College (1982-1984)
-Bachelor of Science, DePaul University (1986)

List the top challenges facing this board and how you would address them
“I believe that the two most pressing challenges the Park Board faces is the purchase and development of the Roos Property. We are currently in negotiations to purchase the property. Once purchased, our focus will be implementing the design that was adopted after community input was solicited. Our goal remains to deliver a state-of-the-art facility that will benefit the entire village.

“The Board began the implementation of a Master Comprehensive Plan in 2005, which resulted in numerous improvements to the Park. We continue to move forward with additional improvements, and we are fine-tuning the plan as monies become available.

“Lastly, we strive to provide a quality level of service to our residents while keeping fees in check.  We continue to search for other sources of revenue as well as alternative forms of programming which will help us achieve our goal of offering quality services.”

 

Roy J. Sansone

Profession
Warehouse Associate for W.W. Grainger in Niles. Employed for past 16 years.

Community / Political experience
Park District Commissioner, 2004 to present
Forest Park Little League Coach, 16 years
Former Forest Park Auxiliary Police Officer
Volunteered in the Forest Park High School Task Force, Neighborhood Watch and at the former Forest Park Ark Animal Shelter

Other / Professional experience
Lead of Quality Production Committee at Grainger Carol Stream Warehouse for 2 years.
I am recognized as a Distinguished Board Member through my continued Educational efforts to become a Master Board Member.

Education
Garfield School, Field Stevenson Middle School, Proviso East High School, Associate of Arts Degree from College of Dupage, 2 additional years of college U.of I. Chicago.

List the top challenges facing this board and how you would address them
Purchase Roos property, develop Roos property, get grant money to help pay for construction of gym complex and make sure the community is involved in the planning and development stages of projects.

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