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Gregory Volan

Director of Finance & Operations

North Chicago School District 187

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Gregory Volan is the Director of Finance and Operations for North Chicago School District 187. In this role, he serves as the chief financial officer and treasurer of a school district serving approximately 3,400 students from pre-K through high school. North Chicago is approximately 40 miles north of Chicago and the home to Naval Station Great Lakes, the navy’s only basic training facility.

Previously, Gregory served as a senior budget manager for Chicago Public Schools, the country’s third largest school district. He oversaw the school budgeting process and was responsible for developing and implementing the funding models that allocate more than $2.5 billion of resources to 660 schools.

Prior to joining Chicago Public Schools, Gregory served as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Bloomington, Indiana, and later as the CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for a technology services start-up company. He began his career in law, as an associate attorney with Winston & Strawn in Chicago and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Donald S. Russell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Liberal Studies (a great books program), and he received his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Gregory has previously served on the boards of several arts organizations in Bloomington, Indiana, and he currently is a board member for the North Chicago Public Education Foundation.

He lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his wife Katarina and his children.

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