WHEATON – The Wheaton Fire Department has a new leader after former Deputy Chief William Schultz was sworn in as chief, according to a release from the city.
Schultz, who has been with the department since 2003 and has been the deputy chief since 2006, was tapped to replace now-former Chief Greg Berk, who retired May 31. Schultz was sworn in on June 3.
In an interview with the Wheaton Leader immediately after the announcement of his promotion, Schultz said he was "humbled" by the promotion.
"I've been working my whole career to reach this point," he said. "I've been very lucky to have great people around me in and outside of the department along the way and I am excited for the opportunity. Excited to serve the citizens more."
Schultz holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Governor’s State University and a Bachelor of Science in Fire Management from Southern Illinois University.