Carlton Lenoir, has been named executive director of the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund. Lenoir was the chief benefits officer at Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System for the last five years. A national search was conducted by EFL Associates.

Lenoir began his CTPF career as an active accounts counselor and worked his way up to a management position. He went on to hold leadership roles with public pension plans in Georgia and Illinois. His experience includes all phases of public pension fund administration, including the implementation of three enterprise-wide pension administration systems over an 18-year period. 

CTPF board of trustees president Jeffery Blackwell stated, “The Trustees are pleased to welcome Mr. Lenoir back to the Fund. He has dedicated his career to public service and has extensive experience administering public pension funds. His senior level financial experience coupled with his institutional knowledge, operational expertise, strategic background, and collaborative style will serve the Fund well.” Blackwell continued, “It has been an honor to serve as the Interim Executive Director of the Fund during this transition period. It has always been my priority to ensure the stability and success of the Fund. Mr. Lenoir has a tremendous skillset, and I am confident that he is the right leader to carry us forward and continue this important work.” 

 “I have always had a desire to serve the public school system. It is where I got my start and that played a major role in my career development. When I left CTPF in 2005, I believe it was to prepare for this opportunity,” stated executive director Lenoir “I deeply understand and appreciate the need to protect and enhance the future economic well-being of members and beneficiaries through best practices in management, investments, and member services.” 

A national search for a permanent executive Director commenced after the departure of executive director Charles Burbridge in October 2020, who announced plans to return to Georgia.