Finance Director, City of Wood Dale, IL
Brad Wilson has been an integral part of the leadership team with the City of Wood Dale, Illinois, for 15 years, 14 of which he has served as the Finance Director. Prior to his time in Wood Dale, he worked for the Village of Glenview as the Accountant and then as the Accounting Supervisor. He was also employed with Smith Barney in their Operations and Compliance Division.
Brad is a contributing member of the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA), where he has serves as a budget-reviewer, serves on the Small Government Forum Newsletter Committee, and has helped Wood Dale achieve the newly minted GFOA Triple Crown in reporting. In addition, he has served on the Executive Board of the Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative (an Illinois healthcare pool with over 150 member entities) for more than nine years, serving as Chair from 2017 to 2019. He also is a member of the Illinois Government Financial Officers Association(IGFOA), where he served on the Chicago-metro Chapter Board.
Brad has a double Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from North Central College, a Master of Science in Accountancy from Roosevelt University, and is a CPFO.