Leon Younger – President
Leon has been the owner and founder of PROS Consulting since 1995. His expertise is in the development of parks and recreation system master plans, strategic plans, feasibility studies, business plans for revenue producing recreation and park facilities, and the development of financial and organizational management studies. Prior to the foundation of PROS Consulting, he held positions as Director of Parks and Recreation in Indianapolis, Indiana; Executive Director of Lake Metroparks in Lake County, Ohio (Cleveland vicinity); and Director of Parks and Recreation in Jackson County, Missouri (Kansas City), as well as the Parks and Recreation Director of Garden City, Kansas. In 1994, he received the National Recreation and Park Association’s Distinguished Professional Award for his progressive and innovative thinking in management of public parks and recreation entities.
As the President of PROS Consulting, Leon has worked with over 1,300 park and recreation agencies over a 26-year span that includes National Parks, State Parks, Park and Recreation Districts, Large and small cities and counties across the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Rwanda. Currently, Leon is serving on the Board of Directors for the City Parks Alliance, the only independent, nationwide membership organization solely dedicated to urban parks.