Please welcome our new executive director

Written by: Laura Baginski

Elizabeth Knutson is NPN's new Executive Director.

Photo credit: Tricia Koning Photography


We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Executive Director, Elizabeth Knutson! She will be joining the NPN team on August 8.

A mom of two girls living in Ravenswood Manor, Knutson has most recenty worked as Director of Marketing for the American Planning Association and the YMCA of Metro Chicago

“I feel beyond fortunate to work for an organization with a mission I personally embrace,” Knutson says. “My husband and I are committed to raising our kids in a city we love, but one that can present challenges, which is exactly why we embraced the community and support NPN provides back before the first of our two daughters had even been born.”

Knutson joins a staff of six and an active board of directors. “Because of her experience at member-based organizations, Liz brings a keen sense of member value to NPN,” says Jennifer Guimond-Quigley, President of NPN’s board of directors. “That, plus her strong PR and marketing experience, and her personal commitment to NPN’s mission, made Liz our top candidate.” 

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