Rosa Escareño is a lifelong public servant with more than 30 years of government experience. As the General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District, Ms. Escareño oversees one of the largest park systems in the country, with over 8,800 acres of parkland, more than 600 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 11 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, nearly 2000 acres of natural area and thousands of recreational programs and special events.
Ms. Escareño has made public service her life’s work and has managed day-to-day operations and implemented policy reforms under three Chicago mayors and across multiple City agencies. Prior to her appointment as Park District General Superintendent and CEO, Ms. Escareño served in Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s administration as Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
Ms. Escareño holds a Master of Science in Communications from Northwestern University and a degree of Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago. Born in Zacatecas Mexico, she is a lifelong Chicagoan and resides in the Hermosa community on Chicago’s northwest side.
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