NACo Second Vice President; Interim County Executive, Will County, Ill.
NACo Second Vice President Denise Winfrey began her career in government as a member of the Joliet, Ill. Township Board. She has been a member of the Will County, Ill. Board since 2009 and was Speaker of the Board until assuming the role of Interim County Executive in June 2020.
Prior to being elected NACo second vice president, Winfrey served as chair of NACo’s Community Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee and a member of NACo’s Large Urban Counties Caucus.
She has been a member of the Women of NACo, the National Organization of Black County Officials, NACo’s Membership Committee and the NACo Board of Directors. She is also a graduate of NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy.
Winfrey is a graduate of the Lewis University School of Business and the American University School of Public Affairs.