Kindy Kruller, AICP - Director

Kindy Kruller, AICP (she/her) is an urban planner with 20 years of experience across private, non-profit, and public sectors. Her approach prioritizes the stakeholder perspective to ensure equitable and sustainable outcomes rooted in community voice.

Prior to joining MUSE, Kindy worked for Cook County in multiple roles. At the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, she led a suite of innovative programs to build a strong regional economy through matching employer talent needs with the labor market. At the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Kindy created new approaches to county-wide stakeholder engagement and led master plan efforts to guide more than $70 million in capital investments. 

Additionally, Kindy managed programs including LEED Building certification, community sustainability plans, capital planning, land use approvals, and interagency collaboration. Kindy is AICP, LEED-AP, Certified Interpretative Guide (CIG) and an Illinois Master Naturalist.