Team

Team

Kenneth Sarni

Ken started his Law Enforcement career in the United States Army serving as a Military Police Officer. Ken’s duties included the following: Senior Military Police Officer, Patrol Supervisor, and Desk Sergeant for an entire military base. Ken received an Honorable discharge from the United States Army in 1976.

Ken finished his Law Enforcement career at Barrington-Inverness Police Department after serving 31 years. During his years with the police department Ken has made numerous accomplishments, including:

  • Creating, training, organizing, and supervising the Honor Guard Unit.
  • Creating, training, organizing, and supervising the Truck Enforcement Unit.
  • Creating, training, and organizing the Major Crash Investigation Team, along with being the Lead crash investigator.
  • Established and created the physical options for the Women’s self defense program. Trained the other instructors in the simple techniques used, along with being the primary physical instructor and technical coordinator.
  • Was volunteered to be a member of the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Mobile Field Force. Specialties: Crowd control, riot control, and high risk rescue.
  • Is a certified Field Training Officer for new police officers. Ken has been involved in the program for 20 years.

Ken retired from the Barrington-Inverness Police on May 1st 2009. Ken’s duties with the IPPFA include but not limited to website development and coordinator, facebook and twitter coordinator, Online Training, and Conference Planning/Organizing.

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Julie Guy

Julie Guy joined the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association in 2011, bringing with her experience in marketing, event planning and management. Before coming to the IPPFA, Julie was the Marketing Coordinator for a mortgage company for 5 years. During that time, she organized many events including the Fox Valley Showcase of Exceptional Homes. Before working in marketing, Julie worked for Community Consolidated School District 54 for 12 years as the Personnel Manager and Payroll Coordinator. Julie oversees the day to day operations of the IPPFA office. Other duties include conference planning, member recruitment, financial matters and HR related activities.

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James M. McNamee

Born in Chicago, James McNamee began his career in law enforcement in 1979 as a police officer for the Village of Barrington. In 1983, Mr. McNamee was elected to the Barrington Police Pension Board as a trustee. During his term as trustee, McNamee quickly saw the need for training and education for all trustees of pension boards. Taking action, Mr. McNamee went to work to form the Illinois Police Fund Association now known as the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association.

Under Mr. McNamee’s leadership, the IPPFA grew to fifty funds in its first year. Mr. McNamee had the vision to expand the IPPFA to include Unions and Teacher Funds and his efforts have dramatically expanded the association’s membership. The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association has grown into the largest organization of its kind in the country with more than 450 pension funds as members.

Mr. McNamee continued to serve as a police officer and field training officer for the Village of Barrington for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2007. He continues to assist with legislative pension fund issues by supporting the Coalition Group and chairing the Pension Working Group with help of The Office of the State Treasurer. The Pension Working Group helps to review the performance of investment managers and consultants, along with helping to develop uniform standards for comparing the costs of investment services.

Mr. McNamee was instrumental in leading the push for many changes in pension board procedures and policies which helped to develop the standards under which they operate today. He was also involved in drafting and passing important legislative changes, including comprehensive investment law changes allowing for expanded investment authority to the pension boards. Along with legislative changes, Mr. McNamee helped to develop the IPPFA 457 Defined Contribution Plan and has since become a leader in benefit development for municipalities, coming up with many new programs and ideas that are now being implemented in the state.

South Elgin Police Pension Fund

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