The City of Naperville is pleased to announce that Marcie Schatz, who currently serves as the City’s Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) Business Group Director, has been named Naperville’s new Deputy City Manager. Schatz accepted the position on Thurs., August 16 and replaces former Assistant City Manager Robert Marshall, who became Naperville’s Chief of Police in May 2012.
“Marcie’s collaborative leadership style and focus on customer service make her highly effective in this leadership role,” City Manager Doug Krieger said. “This in combination with her history with the City as it grew through the last part of the 20th century and beginning of this one makes her an ideal candidate for this position. Her enthusiasm and ideas about the direction the City needs to move in will help Naperville maintain its reputation as a world class City.
“The change in title from Assistant City Manager to Deputy City Manager relates to a shift in oversight from administration to operational departments,” Krieger said. In her new role, Schatz will oversee the Electric and Water departments, Department of Public Works and Community Relations.
Schatz has been with the City since 1995, overseeing Naperville’s civil and traffic engineering services, planning services and development services, which includes building and inspection services. She became the City’s Transportation and Traffic Team Leader in 2001 and the TED Director in 2004.
“I am thrilled that Marcie has accepted this position,” Mayor A. George Pradel said. “Marcie’s previous work experience for the City and its residents and businesses showcases her integrity, dedication to the community and willingness to go above and beyond to maintain our quality of life. I am excited for our community to continue to move forward with Marcie as one of its exceptional leaders.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to serve the Naperville community in a new way,” Schatz said. “I’m honored for this chance and the new roles and responsibilities that come with it. I’ve been fortunate to work with numerous outstanding people in TED over the years, and throughout our day-to-day operations, our customers were always the center of what we did. As Deputy City Manager, I can continue to focus on our residents and businesses and do my part to ensure Naperville maintains its commitment to excellence.”
Schatz holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. She is certified as a Licensed Professional Engineer. She has lived in Naperville since 1997 with her husband Dave and children Jimmy, Maggie, Michael, Kate and Anna.
Schatz will start as the Deputy City Manager on August 20. Due to this change, the City is undergoing internal reorganization at this time, with City Attorney Margo Ely assuming directorship of the Legal, Risk Management and Human Resources departments and City Clerk Pam LaFeber now overseeing the Clerk’s Office and Information Technology department.