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Ken Willis



Ken Willis is the coordinator of Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC.

Mr. Willis has over 22 years of design/build experience, as well as developing solutions to sensitive site development issues involving various ecological restoration initiatives. Mr. Willis started Conservation Land Stewardship in 1999. His company’s name recognition, culture, and commitment to quality lead the ecological restoration industry in the greater Chicago region. Mr. Willis is responsible for all aspects of sales and business development; operations; and business management at Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC. He spends a significant amount of time in the field training and working with staff to ensure a quality projects. Mr. Willis has worked with various commercial and government clients such as: Openlands; John Keno and Company; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; City of Chicago; Lake County Stormwater Agency; Wisconsin DOT; and Cook, Lake, and DuPage County Forest Preserve Districts.


Purdue University, B.S., Landscape Architecture,1994


Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC, Elmhurst, IL, 1999 – present

Van Zelst, Inc., Wadsworth, IL, 1995 - 1999

The Lannert Group, St. Charles, IL, 1994 - 1995

DuPage County Forest Preserve District, Wheaton, IL, 1992