Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force is charged with fulfilling IGFOA's DEI statement in ways that are transformative and actionable. IGFOA's mission statement: "IGFOA values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and commits to fostering a culture where various ideas, perspectives and backgrounds are encouraged, valued and promoted." 

"As an organization, we need to be mindful that we are part of a larger society that is not always the best it can be. Gone are the days when we can quietly sit back and ignore the significant racial and cultural issues in our society. We are a diverse organization, and we need to find ways to be more inclusive." - IGFOA Past President, Kevin Wachtel


  1. Nadine Johnson Nadine Johnson, Chairperson Old National Bank, Senior Vice President
  2. Kevin Wachtel Kevin Wachtel, Co-Chair Village of Orland Park, Finance Director
  3. Andrew D Brown Andrew D Brown, Board Liaison Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Finance Director
  4. Susana Arroyo Susana Arroyo, Member City of Des Plaines, Accounting Manager
  5. Bola Delano Bola Delano, Member Illinois Office of Comptroller - Chicago, Deputy Director - Constituent Affairs
  6. Ashley P Finley Ashley P Finley, Member J.P. Morgan, Government Treasury Management Officer
  7. Thomas S Gary Thomas S Gary, Member State Treasurer's Office, Director of ePay & Illinois Funds
  8. Andrew Kim Andrew Kim, Member PMA Financial Network, LLC, Director, Public Finance
  9. Heather Kuykendall Heather Kuykendall, Member City of Charleston, Comptroller
  10. Christine Linde Miller Christine Linde Miller, Member Amalgamated Bank of Chicago, Senior Vice President
  11. Raphaliata McKenzie Raphaliata McKenzie, Member Speer Financial, Inc., Sr. Vice President
  12. Mark Nannini Mark Nannini, Member Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Chief Financial Officer
  13. Julie M Zolghadr Julie M Zolghadr, Member City of Springfield, Manager, Budget Division
  14. Diane Gillian Lantz Diane Gillian Lantz, Staff - ED Illinois GFOA, Executive Director
  15. Beth Beaty Beth Beaty, Staff - SAM Illinois GFOA, Senior Association Manager