28 Sep Board Members
Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok
Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok is the chairwoman for the Illinois State Board of Investment and 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. Additionally, she is 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.
Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs
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.
Ms. Gisela Attlan is a real estate adviser at Engel & Völkers Chicago who specializes in residential transactions. Prior to residential real estate, Ms. Attlan worked for 14 years at Nuveen, a global asset management firm, where she was responsible for developing and managing the business in Latin America and the international client segment in the U.S. She previously worked in the areas of marketing and product strategy. Ms. Attlan started her career in 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, doing international business for a large industrial group. Ms. Attlan earned her Master of Business Administration in finance from Sawyer School of Management and her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Argentine Business University (U.A.D.E).
*Appointee’s term expires on May 31, 2021
Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza
Member at Large
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.