Endorsement for Gary Caruana for Sheriff

Winnebago County Sheriff candidate Gary Caruana is believable, likeable, and
trustworthy…three key attributes of a talented leader. Since the late 1970’s I
have observed Gary in multiple roles in both public service and in the private
sector. In every capacity in which Gary served, he always remained committed
to professionalism, always investing his time in developing his leadership skills
and completed his impressive academic credentials.

I make these observations from the perspective of my expertise as a national
CEO and C-Level Executive Leadership Coach and Strategist. As the CEO and
President of Clark Leadership Consulting, with over decades devoted to
developing leaders, I can say with certainty that Gary Caruana is a committed,
highly educated, and dedicate individual who desires to leave a legacy of
contributions to the advancement of his community.

Prior to my over 20 years in private sector I enjoyed 22 years as a chamber of
commerce chief executive. As the former chief paid executive of the Rockford
Area Chamber of Commerce, I have worked with elected sheriffs in three states
since the 1970s. Leaders who desired to accept the challenging position of
sheriff, must have strong management skills. They must understand law
enforcement. They must be able to gain the trust and confidence of the deputies
and command, understanding the increasing importance of their roles in public
safety. They must be seen as trustees of the public trust, able to manage tax
dollars, allocating them strategically and fairly across the board. Gary Caruana
will do exactly that when elected as your next sheriff.

Let me close with Gary as a husband, father, and valued friend. Our family has remained close friends of Gary, Maria and his children since we first met. While he has consistently advanced in his career, he has always realized the importance of family, raising his children, and loyalty to his friends.

Gary Caruana deserves your vote. The community deserves to benefit from those proven skills and integrity he will deliver as sheriff.

It is truly my honor to endorse Gary and ask my many friends in Rockford and Winnebago County to cast their vote for him.

Richard G. Clark, CEO & President
Clark Leadership Consulting, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

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