2017 Executive Trustee Election

Board Room

Tom Kuehne

Present Position

Finance Director/Treasurer, Village of Arlington Heights, IL

Length of Service

Finance Director/Treasurer for the Village of Arlington Heights since 2003. Previously the Finance Director/Treasurer for the Villages of Addison (1996-2003) and LaGrange (1993-1996), and Assistant Finance Director of the Village of Park Forest (1990-1993). Served as the Manager of Finance and Accounting for the North Suburban Mass Transit District (1982-1990), and an Administrative Intern at the Village of Deerfield (1981-1982). These positions equal a combined IMRF service credit of 30 years.


Day to day operations of the Finance Department and general supervision of the Village Clerk. This position works with and serves all Village departments and requires special reports and presentations to the Village Board.

Other Information

Tom Kuehne received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 and a Masters degree in Public Administration in 1982, both of which were from Northern Illinois University. He also earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in 1995. He is the past-President of the Illinois Government Finance Officers’ Association, and served on the GFOA’s Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy. For the past 22 years Mr. Kuehne has been a budget reviewer for the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards program. He is the past-President of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, and also serves as a Mayoral appointee on the Arlington Heights Firefighters’ Pension Fund.

Based on my financial background and work experience, I feel my expertise is well suited for the Executive Trustee position. If re-elected, I will continue to look for ways for IMRF to consistently attain its policy of 100% funding. It would also be an honor to continue to participate in the excellent work of the IMRF Board and staff as we navigate through these challenging financial times.