Lake Forest has hired a new finance director, Elizabeth Holleb, who is currently in the same position for the city of Highland Park.
Holleb will start June 1, replacing Kathleen Reinertsen, who retired earlier this month.
Holleb has previously worked at the City of SeaTac, Wash., the Village of Oak Park, and the Village of Northbrook.
Holleb was selected following a national search that sought the best candidate based on input from elected and appointed officials, and City staff. Holleb was chosen based on meetings with City Manager Bob Kiely, and her participation in a comprehensive assessment process conducted by the City’s executive staff.
“We are very fortunate to have found someone with Elizabeth’s talent and experience to fill the position. She will make a great addition to the City staff," Kiely said.
Holleb holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ball State University, where she graduated Cum Laude from the university’s Honors Program. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Her post-college work experience has been dedicated to municipal finance, including work for the Government Finance Officers Association headquartered in Chicago.