IMRF Accepts ILPEx Gold Award

February 27, 2018

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, IMRF accepted the 2017 Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) Gold Award for ‘Achievement of Excellence’ at the ILPEx Awards for Excellence Ceremony. During the awards presentation, IMRF Executive Director Brian Collins thanked ILPEx for their support on IMRF’s journey of excellence as well as the people who have helped IMRF achieve this significant milestone.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of our members, our employers, our Board of Trustees, as well as the absolutely fabulous staff at IMRF who have done all this incredible work,” said Collins.

ILPEx Gold AwardThe ILPEx Recognition Program is Illinois’ Baldrige Performance Excellence Program affiliate. Since IMRF’s involvement with ILPEx started in 2009, IMRF has received four ILPEx awards: one Bronze Award for ‘Commitment to Excellence’ in 2009, two Silver Awards for ‘Progress toward Excellence’ in 2012 and 2014, and now the Gold Award.

“The journey of excellence never ends,” said Collins. “This award is really just a recognition of how far we’ve come.”

Prior to the ceremony, IMRF representatives, along with approximately 100 other individuals, attended the ILPEx Conference on Enterprise Excellence. The conference, which experienced record attendance, featured recognized leaders from a variety of industries discussing best practices that led their organizations to high performance in areas of leadership, strategy, customer engagement, operations, workforce, and technology.

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IMRF accepts ILPEx gold award
From left: Deputy Executive Director Dan Duquette, Performance Excellence Manager Kathy Goerdt, ILPEx Board of Trustees Chairman David Fox, IMRF Board of Trustees President Natalie Copper, Executive Director Brian Collins, and ILPEx Executive Director Ben Krupowicz