Incumbent IMRF Trustee Retains Seat

December 22, 2017


Tom Kuehne - Executive TrusteeOAK BROOK, Ill. -- Tom Kuehne, an Arlington Heights resident and trustee since 2013, will retain his seat on the IMRF Board of Trustees.

Kuehne, won IMRF’s 2017 Executive Trustee election, and Board members certified the results during their regular meeting on December 15. His new five-year term will run from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2022.

“IMRF is nationally recognized as a well-run and well-funded public defined benefit pension plan, in an era when many other public pension plans are being scrutinized,” Kuehne said. “I’m honored to be able to continue to represent IMRF employer governments as an Executive Trustee.” 

Serving as the finance director/treasurer for the Village of Arlington Heights, Kuehne has worked for the village since 2003. His IMRF journey began in 1981, when he was an administrative intern for the Village of Deerfield. He has more than 30 years of IMRF service credit, including previous positions as the finance director/treasurer for the Village of Addison and the Village of LaGrange. Kuehne was also the assistant finance director for the Village of Park Forest, from 1990 to 1993.

In addition to serving on IMRF’s Board of Trustees, Kuehne is a mayoral appointee for the Arlington Heights Firefighters’ Pension Fund.

“I look forward to working with IMRF’s new Executive Director, the Board and Staff as we continue to safeguard the fund’s long-term financial stability,” Kuehne continued.  “I also wish to thank the Village of Arlington Heights for allowing me the time needed to fulfill the required commitment toward this statewide pension plan.”

Elected by representatives from IMRF Employers statewide, Kuehne is one of four Executive Trustees. During his Board tenure, Kuehne also has leadership positions to his credit, serving as President in 2016, Vice President in 2015 and Secretary in 2014. In lieu of special appointments and ex-officio trustees, members, employers, and retirees—people with a collective, vested interest in the success of the organization—determine IMRF’s board representation.