Dwight “Ike” Magalis was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in June 1999, representing Lake County. He chairs the Finance committee and also serves on the Compensation & Human Resources committee.
In addition to his appointment to the RTA Board, Director Magalis is president of Magalis and Associates, a management consulting fi rm.
Director Magalis served as the County Administrator for Lake County, Illinois for 19 years. In this position, Director Magalis was responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the county’s 2,600 employees and a $300 million annual budget. He also served Lake County as the Director of Data Processing and Management for 13 years.
Director Magalis has more than 32 years of county government experience having served on numerous boards and commissions including: the National Association of County Administrators, President of the Illinois County Administrators and Data Processing Associations, Lake and McHenry Counties Criminal Justice Commission, Lake County Governmental Study Commission, and the Lake County Board of Health.
Director Magalis served in the United States Navy and earned a degree in Public Administration from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Director Magalis resides in Libertyville, Illinois.