Ann Everhart is a Vice President with more than 30 years of experience working in and with local governments, serving as both a municipal leader and Human Resource partner. Ann’s focus in this role has been on the employee experience at all levels of the organization.

A lifelong learner, Ann has dedicated her efforts to excellence in training, opportunities for employee development and growth, and an environment of engagement and open communication. In her 32 years that spanned four different municipalities, Ann’s attention to strong and lasting interpersonal relationships have positioned her as a respected leader and mentor to other HR professionals.

Ann is passionate in her commitment to advancing young professionals in local government and developing the next generation of leaders at all levels within the organization. Mentorship was a key component of her own growth as a young professional and she is committed to paying that forward through supporting, advocating for, and mentoring others in their journey to achieve their goals.

Professional Education

  • Master of Arts in Communications, Northern Illinois University, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, North Central College, IL
  • Foreign Policy Studies, American University, Washington DC

Professional Development & Speaking Engagements

Trainer/Speaker on a variety of Human Resources and Legal Topics:
  • Legacy Project Seasonal training and Annual Conference
  • Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA) training programs, workshops, and annual conferences
  • National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (National PELRA) training programs and annual conference
  • Illinois Public Service Institute (IPSI) annual training
  • Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA) seasonal training

Memberships, Affiliations, & Certifications

  • Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA), Past President and Board Member for 17 years
  • National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (National PELRA), Past training and annual conference committee member
  • International Personnel Management Association (IPMA-HR), Scholarship Committee
  • Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative (IPBC), Past Chairperson and Board Member
  • The Legacy Project, past annual training, and conference committee member
  • Formerly a Naperville Jaycee and a Schaumburg AM Rotarian/Youth Chairperson
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute
  • Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resources Management
  • Certified Labor Relations Professional from the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • Certified in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida

Professional Background

32 Years of Local Government Leadership and Management
  • Director of Human Resources, Village of Schaumburg, IL, 2015-2022
  • Director of Human Resources, City of Crystal Lake, IL, 2004-2015
  • Director of Human Resources, City of Longmont, CO, 1999-2003
  • Director of Human Resources, Naperville, IL, 1996-1999
  • Human Resources Generalist and Management Analyst, Naperville, IL, 1992-1996
  • Director of Administration, Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL, 1990-1992