President 2019- 2021
Kent Oliven has served as the Treasurer and Finance Director for the Village of Niles since August 2020. He has held both roles at three previous municipalities. Kent is a licensed and registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a Certified Illinois Municipal Treasurer (CIMT), a Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA), and an Advanced Certified Public Finance Investment Manager (ACPFIM). He has completed the Fitch Ratings and the Bond Club of Chicago’s Bond School class on the municipal bond market and the IML and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Academy for Municipal Excellence’s Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program.
Kent served a two-year term as the Chair of the Illinois CPA Society’s (ICPAS) Governmental Accounting Executive Committee. He currently serves on that committee and as an appointed member of the ICPAS Government Content Advisory Group. Kent is a frequent speaker at seminars, is a board member of the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, and is a Boy Scout Troop 699 Committee Member. He is married with two teenagers. In addition to hiking, he enjoys science, history, or memoir audiobooks.
This fiscal year will mark 11 years since Kent joined IMTA. He was elected by IMTA members as the fiscal year 2020 IMTA President on June 24, 2019.