New Executive Director

Last Updated - Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund

Announces Executive Director Sue Boutin’s Retirement


the Appointment of Jim Mohler as the Fund’s New Executive Director

Effective Immediately

CHICAGO – The Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund (referred to as the “Fund”) announced that Sue Boutin has retired as the Fund’s Executive Director. Sue had served the Fund for a total of 22 years, including 13 years as Executive Director. Sue’s leadership and commitment to the Fund were an essential contribution to the growth and security of the Fund. On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Fund, Board President John Dalton said: “The Board valued highly Sue’s time with the Fund on both a professional and personal level. We respected her vast experience with benefits administration and her passion for helping our members and retirees. We wish her the very best in her retirement.”

Following a competitive search, the Fund hired Jim Mohler as the Fund’s new Executive Director effective June 17, 2019. Mohler will transition into his role at the Fund with 28 years of public pension fund experience with the Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago (the “Municipal Fund”). Jim has been the Municipal Fund’s Executive Director since 2011. The Municipal Fund has 70,000 members.

In addition to his leadership experience, Mohler has a strong background in investment management for public pension funds. Prior to becoming its Executive Director, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Municipal Fund for five years. Jim has a Master of Business Administration- Finance degree from DePaul University.

Board President Dalton noted that Mohler’s combination of financial expertise and executive leadership experience made him an exceptional choice to help the Fund continue with its organizational development and service to its members.

“We know Jim will add value to the efficient and member-focused administration of the Fund. We look forward to his new perspective based on his decades of experience with the Municipal Fund,” said President Dalton.

Added Mohler: "I want to thank President Dalton and the Retirement Board for putting their faith in me to fill the big shoes that Sue left. I am excited to join a veteran team at MWRDRF and I hope to add value to an already successful organization."

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