SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder John Acardo will leave his elected role next month to work for Kishwaukee College in Malta.
Acardo said he has accepted a job as the director of human resources at the community college in Malta. His last day as clerk will be Sept. 17.
Acardo’s annual salary as the county clerk and recorder was $85,000; he’ll earn $87,500 annually in his new role at Kishwaukee College, he said. Before winning the clerk election in 2010, Acardo said he had previously worked as the human resources director at Hanover Township. There, he oversaw 75 employees and five municipal departments.
While he was there, he earned his master’s of business administration with an emphasis in human resources from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
Acardo, 30, said he used his background in human resources to help develop the staff in the clerk’s office.
“My passion is the development of people, and this is the perfect fit for me,” Acardo said.