IHSA’s Marty Hickman will retire in January 2016

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Illinois High School Association Executive Director Marty Hickman will retire on Jan. 15, 2016.

“I have known for some time that the 2015-16 school year would be my final year,” Hickman said in a statement. “It was just a matter of figuring out the timing. Given the experience and continuity of our current staff and Board of Directors, I felt comfortable stepping aside a year from now.”

The IHSA will determine the timeline and process for finding Hickman’s replacement at an upcoming board meeting.

“Growing up I didn’t know enough about the IHSA to dream about working here, but for the last 24 years I have lived the most challenging and rewarding job imaginable,” said Hickman.

Hickman joined the IHSA in 1991 and became Executive Director in 2001, replacing Dave Fry.

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