Village Announces Promotions

Village Of Buffalo Grove Announces Promotions, Organization Changes
Posted on 05/30/2019
Chris Stilling , Nicole Woods, Andrew BrownTo best align with the Village Board’s strategic goals, the Village of Buffalo Grove has promoted two individuals from within the organization and appointed a third to serve in an interim role as the Director of Finance and General Services. The Village of Buffalo Grove is pleased to announce the following organizational changes and promotions:

Christopher Stilling, AICP, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Village Manager. Mr. Stilling’s primary responsibilities will be in the areas of community development, finance, golf operations, risk management, general administration and community engagement. He joined the Village in 2014 as Community Development Director and has more than 20 years of experience in local government management, development and public administration. In addition to his continued service as the Director of Community Development, he will join Deputy Village Manager Jennifer Maltas who will oversee public works, public safety (comprising law enforcement, fire protection and emergency medical services), legal, human resources and employee relations.

Nicole Woods, AICP, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Community Development Director. Ms. Woods will oversee the daily operations of the Community Development Department, including current and long-range planning, zoning, permitting and inspections. In 2015 she joined the Village as Principal Planner and has more than 13 years of experience in the areas of community planning, zoning and community standards.

With the departure of Director of Finance and General Services Scott Anderson, Deputy Finance Director Andrew Brown has been appointed as the Interim Director of the Department. During his interim role, Mr. Brown will provide leadership in the areas of finance, treasury and cash management, budget development and water utility customer service. He will also serve as the Village’s designated Treasurer and Budget Officer. Mr. Brown joined the Village in 2014 as Deputy Finance Director and has more than 13 years of experience working in finance for local government.

The Village will engage a public sector recruiting firm specializing in executive leadership to seek a permanent replacement for the Director of Finance and General Services. A search
will be conducted for potential internal candidates as well as a national recruitment for potential external candidates who fit the Village’s strict criteria for executive leadership, innovation and the highest standards of customer service.

Village Manager Dane Bragg stated, “The realignment of our staff resources will serve to enhance our efforts to provide the highest level of service to our residential and corporate customers, while continuing to offer opportunities for the growth and development of our talented personnel. We are pleased to see Chris, Nicole and Andrew continue their professional development in their new roles with the Village of Buffalo Grove.”