Members of the Board

The Retirement Plan for CTA employees is administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of eleven (11) members; five (5) members appointed by the Chicago Transit Board, three (3) members appointed by Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 241, one (1) member appointed by Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 308, one (1) member appointed to represent the employees not represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union. And one (1) Regional Transportation Authority RTA appointee.  Each of the eleven (11) members has an alternate similarly appointed.

The Board of Trustees for the Retirement Plan for CTA Employees is also responsible for the investment policy from the Plan, including the selection of investment managers.

  • Members

  • Alternates

  • Carlos J. Acevedo
    Financial Recording Secretary
    Local #241 - Amalgamated Transit Union
    1613 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  60616
    Email Member
  • Aundra Thompson
    Alternate
    Local #241 - Amalgamated Transit Union
    1613 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  60616
    Email Member
  • Jeremy Fine
    Director - Treasury Operations, Finance Dept.
    Chicago Transit Authority
    567 West Lake Street - 7th Floor
    Chicago, IL  60661
    Email Member 





  • John Burkard
    Assistant Business Manager of Local 9
    4415 West Harrison Suite 330
    Hillside, IL  60162
    Email Member
  • Christopher Kasmer
    Alternate Trustee
    4979 Indiana Avenue - Suite #210
    Lisle, IL  60532
    Email Member
  • Joseph J. Burke
    Trustee
    Ironworkers Mid America Funds
    2350 East 170th Street,
    Lansing,  IL 60438
    Email Member
  • William "Bill" Lachman
    Principal Analyst
    Regional Transportation Authority
    175 West Jackson Blvd, Suite #1550
    Chicago, IL 60604-2705
    Email Member





  • Patricia Thomas-Miller
    GM, Bus Operations/ Chicago Ave Garage
    Chicago Transit Authority
    642 North Pulaski Road
    Chicago, IL 60624
    Email Member
  • Ron Ester
    VP – Rail Operations
    Chicago Transit Authority
    567 West Lake Street - 9th Floor
    Chicago, IL  60661
    Email Member 
  • Michael Bowen
    General Manager, HR Services
    Chicago Transit Authority
    567 West Lake Street 3rd floor
    Chicago, IL 60661
    Email Member 
  • Ken Franklin
    President & Business Agent
    Local #308 - Amalgamated Transit Union
    205 West Wacker Drive - Suite #700
    Chicago, IL  60606
    Email Member 
  • Mark Weems
    Alternate Board of Trustee Member
    Local #308 - Amalgamated Transit Union
    205 West Wacker Drive - Suite #700
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Email Member
  • Valerie Matthews-Wilson
    1st Vice President
    Local #241 - Amalgamated Transit Union
    1613 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  60616
    Email Member
  • Marqueal Williams
    3rd Vice President
    Local #241 - Amalgamated Transit Union
    1613 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  60616
    Email Member
  • Tom McKone
    VP-Budget, Management & Finance
    Chicago Transit Authority
    567 West Lake Street - 7th Floor
    Chicago, IL  60661
    Email Member
  • Erin Kleist-Gaynor
    Deputy Chief Transit Operations Officer
    Chicago Transit Authority
    567 West Lake Street 5th floor
    Chicago, IL 60661
    Email Member 
  • Tommy C. Sams Jr
    President-Business Agent
    Local #241 - Amalgamated Transit Union
    1613 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  60616
    Email Member
  • Lamont Coleman
    Alternate
    Local #241 - Amalgamated Transit Union
    1613 South Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  60616
    Email Member
  • Paul Sidrys
    Trustee



    Email Member
  • David Biggs
    Deputy General Counsel, Corporate
    Chicago Transit Authority
    567 West Lake Street - 6th Floor
    Chicago, IL  60661
    Email Member 
 

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