Board

Marc Levine
Chairman
Marc Levine

Chairman

Marc Levine is the Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Investment. He was appointed in 2015.

Mr. Levine was a pioneer in the asset-backed securities industry and founding principal of Chicago Asset Funding LLC, a AAA-rated structured-finance investment firm. Prior to his 25-year investment career, Mr. Levine worked in auditing and consulting for KPMG US LLP. Mr. Levine has served on numerous corporate boards, including the leasing subsidiaries of General Motors.

Mr. Levine is a Certified Public Accountant and received a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Shari Greco Reiches
Vice Chair
Shari Greco Reiches

Vice Chair

Shari Greco Reiches, Vice Chair of the Illinois State Board of Investment, has stood on the Board since 2015.

Prior to founding Rappaport Reiches Capital Management, a company that delivers global investment management and financial planning solutions to individuals, families and non-profit organizations, Ms. Greco Reiches was a Vice President at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc., as well as managed the Chicago Region of Private Banking for U.S. Bank.

Ms. Greco Reiches earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and successfully completed the CPA exam before going on to earn a Master’s degree in banking from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

Ezequiel Flores
Member-at-Large
Ezequiel Flores

Member-at-Large

Ezequiel “Zeke” Flores was appointed to the Illinois State Board of Investment in 2015.

Mr. Flores is Founder and CEO of Flying Concessions, an experienced airport retail, food, and beverage concessionaire that focuses on the core competencies of food and beverage, retail development, airport concessions, merchandising and consulting.

Mr. Flores graduated from DePaul University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, as well as a Master of Arts in Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union.

Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok
Recording Secretary
Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok

Recording Secretary

Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok, Recording Secretary for the Illinois State Board of Investment, was elected to the Board in 2013. She is also the Chair of the Judges’ Retirement System.

Justice Schostok is the former president of the Illinois Judges Association, sits on many legal committees and is a frequent speaker on legal topics. She sits on the Board of Directors for Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, IL. Justice Schostok is the founding member and a board member for The Michael Matters Foundation, which assists individuals diagnosed with brain cancer.

Justice Schostok received her B.S. from Youngstown State University and her J.D. from Capital University Law School.

Senator James F. Clayborne
Senator James F. Clayborne

Illinois State Senator James F. Clayborne Jr. was elected to the Illinois State Board of Investment in 2009, holding many positions throughout his tenure.

In addition to his role as the Senate majority leader, the Illinois State Senator for the 57th District has also served as a child support prosecutor, a supervisor in the St. Clair County Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Division, a supervisor in Felony Probation Revocations and a felony prosecutor.

Senator Clayborne graduated from Tennessee State University and earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla.

Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs
Treasurer
Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs

Treasurer

Michael Frerichs, State Treasurer of Illinois, has served on the Illinois State Board of Investment since 2015.

Treasurer Frerichs was elected to office in November 2014 as the 74th person to serve in this role where after spending just under one year in office, he was elected by his peers across the country to be on the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers' Executive Committee. Treasurer Frerichs’ initiatives have centered on encouraging savings plans for college and trade schools, increasing financial education among all ages, removing barriers to a secure retirement, and protecting residents from predatory companies.

Treasurer Frerichs graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and continued on to attend National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan where he studied Mandarin Chinese while teaching English courses.

Katherine Hennessy​
Appointed Member
Katherine Hennessy​

Appointed Member

Katherine Hennessy was appointed to the Illinois State Board of Investment in June 2017.

Ms. Hennessy is an Investment Advisor at AssetGrade LLC Registered Investment Advisors. Prior to joining AssetGrade, she worked at Fidelity Investments for 15 years.

Ms. Hennessy earned her Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame.

Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza
Comptroller
Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza

Comptroller

Susana A. Mendoza, Illinois State Comptroller, has served on the Illinois State Board of Investment since 2016.

Prior to her statewide election, she made history by becoming the first woman ever elected as Chicago City Clerk. Originally elected in 2000 as the youngest member of the 92nd Illinois General Assembly, she was most notably recognized for her leadership and legislation on social services, education, law enforcement, job creation and animal welfare.

Comptroller Mendoza attended Truman State University, formerly Northeast Missouri State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Stacey Woehrle​
Appointed Member
Stacey Woehrle​

Appointed Member

Stacey Woehrle is one of the newest additions to the Illinois State Board of Investment since her appointment in 2017.

Ms. Woehrle is a finance consultant with over 15 years of experience that includes corporate positions at Ernst & Young LLP, Oracle Corporation, Brunswick Corporation, and Tenneco Inc.

Ms. Woehrle earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Committees

EXECUTIVE

Chairman Marc Levine
Vice Chair Shari Greco Reiches
Recording Secretary Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok
Member-at-Large Ezequiel Flores

AUDIT & COMPLIANCE

Chairwoman Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok
Ezequiel Flores
Marc Levine
Shari Greco Reiches
Stacey Woehrle

INVESTMENT POLICY

Chairman Marc Levine
Ezequiel Flores
Shari Greco Reiches
Katherine Hennessy
Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok

EMERGING MANAGER

Chairman Senator James Clayborne
Ezequiel Flores
Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs
Marc Levine
Shari Greco Reiches

Staff

William R. Atwood
Executive Director
William R. Atwood

Executive Director

Johara Farhadieh
Chief Investment Officer
Johara Farhadieh

Chief Investment Officer

Vacant
General Counsel
Vacant

General Counsel

Scott Richards
Senior Investment Officer
Scott Richards

Senior Investment Officer

Shawn Evans
Investment Officer
Shawn Evans

Investment Officer

Mitchell Green
Assistant Investment Officer
Mitchell Green

Assistant Investment Officer

Shannon Bond
Investment Compliance Officer
Shannon Bond

Investment Compliance Officer

David C. Zaloga
Director of Operations, Accounting, and Audit
David C. Zaloga

Director of Operations, Accounting, and Audit

Genette Bacon-Cordova
Portfolio Officer for Financial Reporting and Accounting
Genette Bacon-Cordova

Portfolio Officer for Financial Reporting and Accounting

Atul Talwar
Chief Information Officer
Atul Talwar

Chief Information Officer

Ashley Fredrickson
Investment Officer/Board Secretary
Ashley Fredrickson

Investment Officer/Board Secretary

Polly Smith
Private Secretary
Polly Smith

Private Secretary