The Grundy Economic Development Council (GEDC) is pleased to welcome Monica Schild as the new Business Director. Schild is passionate about the Grundy County community and joins the organization with excellent professional skills. Schild earned a master’s degree from the University of St. Francis and graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University. She worked the last five years as a teacher at Minooka School District #201.
Nancy Norton, GEDC President & CEO, commented, “We were very pleased with the pool of candidates and Monica rose to the top. She was born and raised in Grundy County and her commitment to the community was a big plus. I am excited for the energy and knowledge she will bring to our organization.” The position became available as Nikki Wills, a 15-year employee, is transitioning to a part time position within the office as she moves towards full retirement.
Schild begins her new position on February 7, 2022. She added, “I am thrilled about the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the GEDC’s work as its business director. Having grown up in this area, my goal has always been to make a positive and tangible impact in this community. In this role, I look forward to learning from and collaborating with all of the talented professionals working to ensure a bright future for Grundy County’s economy, its businesses, and its residents.”