ONE TINLEY PARK
Running For Trustee Of Tinley Park, IL
Ken Shaw is a candidate running for the Village of Tinley Park’s Board of Trustees in the April 2023 election as part of the One Tinley Park team. Ken has been active in local government for more than 25 years, serving as Tinley Park Plan Commissioner and past Chairman since 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals for Bolingbrook and Lockport, and as a Code Enforcement Officer for the Bolingbrook Police Department.
Ken is currently an Internal Audit Director with Argo Group, a Chicago-based specialty insurance underwriter, and has more than 20 years in accounting, finance, audit, and risk management in the manufacturing, construction, printing, non-profit, aerospace, and technology industries. Ken spent 10 years in control with the former home center retailer Builders Square, landing at the Tinley Park store in 1996 where he met his wife, Roslyn, an Occupational Therapist specializing in pediatrics.
Ken, Roslyn, and their daughters Cadence and Annabelle, live in the Parkside neighborhood in the heart of Tinley Park’s downtown. The Shaw’s are active members of Tinley Park’s St. Julie Billiart Catholic Parish, with Roslyn on the Parish Council and Ken on the Parish Media Ministry. Ken has served on the boards of local non-profit organizations, including as a founding Board Member and Treasurer for Filling the Gap, NFP from 2018-2022.
Ken has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from DePaul University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Ken served in the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division as a communications specialist with the 14th Infantry Regiment and is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
Ken learned about municipal government and civic responsibility at a young age. As one of its first families, Ken’s parents were active in Bolingbrook’s 1965 incorporation and his father Al was one of its earliest Trustees. Like Tinley Park, Bolingbrook expanded rapidly in the 1970s & 80s. Ken became interested in community development in those years and recalls the problems created in his hometown by a divided government and unfocused leadership. Ken is proud to have worked closely throughout the community with many of his fellow One Tinley Park team members since 2016 and is enthusiastic about joining the Village Board to continue adding to the strong record of success.