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Gregory Volan

Director of Finance & Operations, North Chicago School District 187
Chicago, Illinois

Gregory Volan is a senior budget manager for Chicago Public Schools, the country’s third largest school district with 392,000 students. He oversees the school budgeting process and is 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/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 serving 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 Illinois Science Council, which hosts an annual science festival in Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife Katarina and his one-year-old daughter Angela