Gregory Redfeairn Selected to Fill Teacher Trustee Vacancy
Thursday, July 20, 2017, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Board of Trustees voted for Gregory Redfeairn to serve as a Teacher Trustee. Redfeairn will serve out the remainder of Raymond Wohl’s term, until the Board’s regular November meeting. Trustee Wohl retired from active service in June.
Trustee Redfeairn has taught high school in the Chicago Public Schools since 1993, and currently teaches math and art at Foreman College and Career Academy. Raised in Chicago, Redfeairn attended CPS schools from Head Start through high school. He earned both a B.S. in Art and an M.F.A. in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Redfeairn has been a strong pension advocate, serving as a CTPF Pension Representative, and as a member of the CTU Pension-Insurance Committee. An active community member, he has served in leadership roles at his church and as vice-president of his local neighbors association.
“We are pleased to have an active and engaged community member join our board to represent Teacher Trustees,” said Charles A. Burbridge, CTPF Executive Director. “Our Trustees put a tremendous amount of time and energy into the business of the Fund and we look forward to Trustee Redfeairn’s contributions and insights.”
According to Fund policy, following the declaration of the vacancy on the Board, a committee was appointed to evaluate candidates and recommend an individual to the Board. Four active teachers applied for the position. The committee met to evaluate applications and made a formal recommendation which the Board accepted on July 20, 2017. The next election for Teacher Trustees will be held November 1-7, 2017.