Board Committees

Retirement Board Committees

The Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF) Retirement Board has many responsibilities including approving CCPF administrative budget, adopting actuarial assumptions, and appointing the CCPF actuary and CCPF investment counsel.

In addition, the Retirement Board has established several committees to review and research various topics. These committees meet at various intervals and generally make recommendations to the full Retirement Board.

For more information view the list of Board & Committee Dates.

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee assists the Retirement Board with its duty to invest the assets of CCPF. It periodically reviews and:

  • changes investment policy and asset allocation
  • evaluates investment portfolio and investment manager performance
  • evaluates and selects investment managers
  • evaluates and selects a master Trustee
  • evaluates and selects investment consultants
  • evaluates and selects policy level benchmarks
  • evaluates and approves the assignment of investment-related contracts
  • terminates investment service providers
  • and performs other duties that may be assigned by the Retirement Board.

The Investment Committee meets on an as needed basis.

2021 Investment Committee

  • Trustee Kevin Ochalla - Chairperson
  • Trustee John Blair
  • Trustee Diahann Goode
  • Trustee Stephen Hughes
  • Trustee Bill Kouruklis
  • Trustee Patrick McFadden
  • Trustee Joseph Nevius
  • Trustee James M. O'Rourke
  • Trustee Lawrence L. Wilson, CPA

Health Benefits Committee

The Health Benefits Committee meets semimonthly; its focus is on the cost, quality, and sustainability of the retiree medical plans available to eligible members. The Committee evaluates vendors, and reviews various strategies for retaining benefits value while containing program costs.

2021 Health Benefits Committee
 
  • Trustee Patrick McFadden - Chairperson
  • Trustee Diahann Goode
  • Trustee Stephen Hughes
  • Trustee Bill Kouruklis
  • Trustee Kevin Ochalla
  • Trustee James M. O'Rourke
  • Trustee Lawrence Wilson

Emerging Manager Investment Sub-Committee

The Emerging Manager Investment Sub-Committee meets periodically as needed. The Committee develops policies and goals for Emerging Manager and Broker/Dealer utilization across asset classes.

2021 Emerging Manager Sub-Committee
 
  • Trustee Diahann Goode - Chairperson
  • Trustee Bill Kouruklis
  • Trustee Joseph Nevius
  • Trustee Kevin Ochalla
  • Trustee Lawrence L. Wilson, CPA

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee meets periodically as needed. The Legislative Committee provides an important contact between CCPF and its members with the General Assembly. Committee members may meet with key legislators to discuss legislative proposals endorsed by CCPF.

2021 Legislative Committee
 
  • Trustee John Blair - Chairperson
  • Trustee Diahann Goode
  • Trustee Stephen Hughes
  • Trustee Bill Kouruklis
  • Trustee Patrick McFadden
  • Trustee Kevin Ochalla
  • Trustee Joseph Nevius