The new executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties was officially introduced on WJOL Thursday morning. Ted Brodeur says it was the right time to leave his position at the Joliet Park District after 30 years. Brodeur was the Director of Revenue Facilities and says he’s “looking forward to doing good things at Big Brothers, Big Sisters.”

On Tuesday, the Joliet Park District Board agreed to accept Ted Brodeur’s application for Voluntary Separation.

The Park District offered voluntary retirement packages to 26 eligible employees in an effort to reduce costs after a failed referendum in April.

In light of the financial difficulties currently faced by the District, Interim Executive Director Brad Staab says, “this was an important consideration in deciding to approve a Separation Agreement with Mr. Brodeur.” Brodeur takes over for Mike Trafton who resigned earlier this year.

Brodeur was in studio to promote the Paint and Wine night fundraiser at the Jacob Henry Mansion on August 9th.