Ken was most recently Chief of Staff for Commissioner Dan Patlak at the Cook County Board of Review where he spearheaded the transition of appeals processing to an electronic paper-less system thereby achieving on-time tax bills for the first time in decades. Prior to the Board of Review, he was global head of Human Resources for international business units of Continental Grain and Premier Farnell for almost thirty years. Ken has a BA in Philosophy from The University of St. Mary of the Lake and an MBA from Regis University.
Ken and his wife Cynthia have been residents of Arlington Heights for 28 years, and together they have three grown children and two grandchildren. The Jochums are members of St. Edna Parish in Arlington Heights.