Edward Finn

Director of Operations
Lake Forest Library

Dr. Ed Finn is versatile leader of operations and professional development with extensive experience in training, development, higher education, and the private and public sectors. Woven together is a background in retail, business operations, entrepreneurship, and banking management with passion for leading cultural change in education and business. Ed has been known for leading by example, jumping in as needed to help others, and model processes to build consensus and more streamlined approach. His success has been built through high level written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and active listening skills, using empathy and understanding to build, cultivate, and maintain relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

Ed takes pride in encouraging others to share ideas and differing viewpoints to challenge growth with true curiosity to hear all perspectives and look for commonalties for collaboration opportunities. He is proactive, results-focused, and optimistic, always holding self, others, and vendors accountable and adaptable, flexible, and reliable when completing projects and achieving goals.

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