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Jack Ryan will have his day for Little Friends on June 28


During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, Councilman Doug Krause feted Jack Ryan, CEO of  Little Friends, Inc., who is retiring at the end of June. During the reading of a proclamation signed by Mayor A. George Pradel that recognized Ryan’s dedication, energy and vision, Krause said, “Thurs., June 28 to be Jack Ryan Day in Naperville, Illinois.”

Longtime supporters and members of the Little Friends Board of Directors, including Chairman Mike Krol, Dan Casey, Tom Falcone and Steve Monteith, attended the City Council meeting as did Kristi Landorf who will become CEO of Little Friends on July 1.

The private, nonprofit organization serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities also has  organized a way to say good bye to Ryan whose career began at Little Friends in 1973, followed by his acceptance as CEO on April 1, 1975.

A celebration is planned on “Jack Ryan Day”  from 5-7PM Thurs., June 28, to recognize his achievements that span 39 years at the agency.

Little Friends cordially invites the public to bid farewell to its long-time CEO during a reception being held in his honor at The Hilton Lisle/Naperville.

Hors d’ oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. RSVPs are requested.  To RSVP, call (630) 355-6533 as soon as possible.

The Hilton Lisle/Naperville is located at 3003 Corporate West Drive in Lisle.

Mike Krol, Chairman of the Little Friends Board of Directors; Kristi Landorf, incoming CEO; and Jack Ryan, retiring CEO, are pictured after the recent City Council meeting.

To watch the presentation of the Ryan’s proclamation, visit the City’s Web site and click on “Awards and Recognitions” for June 19.  The next City Council meeting is slated for 7PM Tues., July 17.

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