Shawn Roby, CPRP, is the Executive Director for the Tinley Park-Park District in Tinley Park, Illinois. He has been in the recreation industry for 12 years after 14 years in the hospitality industry. Roby began his career in the recreation industry with a municipal parks department as the special events supervisor but quickly took over as the department head. In 2013, he was responsible for the replacement of the community pool from start to finish at a cost of $2.5 million. The installation of the pool was an instant hit with the public and immediately took a pool budget that lost money due to high opening cost to a net profit generator. In 2017, Roby was selected as the Executive Director of the Tinley Park-Park District. Roby has associate and bachelor degrees in accounting, a master’s in business administration and is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional.