Dr. Linda G. Knibbs
Class of 1966
Career Pathway: Business, Management, Marketing & Technology
Linda Knibbs participated in choir and band at GHS, was a member of the National Honor Society and the yearbook staff and participated in the theatre program. She was freshman class president, senior class secretary and co-salutatorian.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism cum laude from Michigan State University in 1970. She then earned a master of arts degree in political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1974 and a Ph.D. in political science at the same campus in 1981.
Currently Dr. Knibbs is president of Monarch Group, Inc., an information technology firm in Chicago that she established and of which she is 100% stock owner. Her company, a multi-million dollar business, is a premier woman-owned technology firm in the Chicago-land area.
Dr. Knibbs was an education policy fellow in 1978-79. She is a certified association executive in the American Society of Association Executives and is listed in the National Registry of Who’s Who-1997. She currently serves as president of the Kinzie Park Townhome board of directors and as vice president of the Kinzie Park Homeowners Association.
Dr. Knibbs, who is married to Michael Brady, is stepmother of 11 adult children and grandmother of 22. Her hobbies include volunteer activities, running, yoga, reading, skiing, biking, sailing, canoeing and golfing.