Chuck Sullivan serves as Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. Chuck was appointed to the Firefighters’ Pension Investment Fund Board in January 2020.
Chuck has been President of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) since January 2020. The AFFI represents over 15,000 firefighters and paramedics in 225 locals across the state.
Prior to becoming the President, he served as the AFFI Central District Legislative Representative from 2008 – 2020. During that time, he worked extensively on legislation and rules within Article 4 of the Illinois Pension Statute that affects Downstate and Suburban Firefighters.
Chuck has an associate degree in Fire Science and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. He was a firefighter with the City of Champaign from 1995 until his retirement in March of 2022 at the rank of Battalion Chief. Throughout his career, he was active in his local, Champaign Firefighters Local #1260, holding various Executive Board positions. In addition, he is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Desert Storm.
Chuck resides in Chicago and has two sons.