Shipstad will manage the district’s various arts programs, summer camps and special events. She will also supervise some part-time employees, independent contractors and volunteers.
“We are very excited to have Ann Marie join the Glenview Park District,” said Joe Pollina, Manager of Program Services at Glenview Park District. “She has an extensive performing arts background in theatre as well as figure skating, where she learned all genres of dance as well as choreography. Further, Ann Marie holds her undergraduate degree in theatre from the University of Kansas and her Master’s degree from Northwestern University.”
Shipstad joined the Glenview Park District from neighboring Northbrook Park District, where she helped manage sports and ice programming at the Northbrook Sports Center.
Her background includes titles such as Skating Director at the Glencoe Park District from 2009 to 2011, Director of the Youth Theatre Program and Showcase at Skokie's Centre East Theatre/North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, skating coat in Highland Park and Winnetka.
She also co-founded IceReach, a non-profit ice sports outreach program dedicated to promoting participation, diversity, health and wellness through all ice sports.