ASQ Milwaukee welcomes IMRF Executive Director Brian Collins and Organizational Excellence Officer Kathy Goerdt to provide an overview of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), one of the best-funded public pensions in the nation. IMRF has a rich history of continuous improvement, which includes the reception of a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2019.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Brian Collins, Executive Director of the $45 billion Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), leads one of the best-funded public pensions in the country, with a funding level of 91%.
He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics, a J.D., and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting.
Kathy Goerdt is the Organizational Excellence Officer for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
She is a five-time, Senior Examiner for Illinois Performance Excellence and serves on their Board of Directors. She has also served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner.
Goerdt holds certificates in Lean Management and Total Quality Management and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. She earned a BBA from Saint Leo University.
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