DeSha Kalmar

Director of Human Resources

DeSha has been the City's Director of Human Resources since 1990 and an employee of the City since 1982. She has her BS in Business Administration from the University of Nevada-Reno and her MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She holds the designation of IPMA-Senior Certified Professional. She is a former Board member of the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA) and sits on their training committee. DeSha loves to scrapbook and do anything creative and enjoys spending time with her family.

Phone: 847-810-3530


Amber Campbell

Human Resources Specialist

Amber has been with the City since 2013. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has a million hobbies such as rock climbing, snowboarding, knitting, reading, etc. She is also an animal lover with 2 cats and a dog Jack.

Phone: 847-810-3532


Lauren French

Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Lauren joined the City in 2019. She graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Psychology. She is an animal lover and loves spending time with her family and friends. Lauren loves to travel. 

Phone: 847-810-3531


For a full Lake Forest employee directory, please click here.

Tel: 847-810-3533

Fax: 847-234-3675

800 N Field Drive

Lake Forest IL 60045

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