New Trustees Join CTPF Board


The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) is pleased to welcome Miguel del Valle and Dwayne Truss to the CTPF Board of Trustees. Trustees del Valle and Truss were appointed by the Chicago Board of Education, effective June 26, 2019, through October 31, 2020, to fill the vacancies created by the resignation of Gail D. Ward and Mark F. Furlong.

CTPF is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees. Six Trustees elected by the active teachers, one Trustee elected by the active principals and administrators, three Trustees elected by the pensioners, and two Trustees appointed by the Board of Education.

About Trustee Miguel del Valle

Miguel del Valle was appointed President of the Chicago Board of Education by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and began serving in June 2019. He is a retired elected official, and was the first Latino Senator elected to the Illinois State Senate, serving in this capacity for 20 years. After serving in the Illinois General Assembly, Trustee del Valle was appointed and then elected as the Clerk for the City of Chicago. He has also served on a variety of committees, boards, and commissions, including: Illinois Student Assistance Commission Advance Illinois, Illinois Federation for Community Schools, Illinois Pathways Advisory Council, Illinois Complete Count Commission, Judicial Candidate Screening Committee, and Illinois P-20 Council. Trustee del Valle is a graduate of Chicago Public Schools and holds a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University.

About Trustee Dwayne Truss

Dwayne Truss was appointed to the Chicago Board of Education by Mayor Lori Lightfoot in June 2019. Trustee Truss is a lifelong Chicagoan and active community volunteer and advocate. He has been involved with and serves several organizations and institutions including: Executive Director/Coach of Austin Youth League/Austin Mandela Little League, local school council member at Byford (now Brunson), Hitch, and Ella Flagg Young schools, current member of the Columbus Park Advisory Council, former board member of Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education, former co-chair of the Austin Community Action Council, member of the Westside Parks Executive Advisory Council and the Westside Branch of the NAACP. Trustee Truss is also an occasional contributor to both the Austin Weekly News and community newspapers. A graduate of the Chicago Public Schools, he earned  a B.A. in Accounting from Northeastern Illinois University. After a short tenure with the United States Marine Corps Reserve, he transferred to the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1986.