recorder, vice president, executive board member and was the youngest President ever elected at the age of 28. In 1996, she was selected to serve as the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with United Way and Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly promoting union involvement in philanthropy and volunteerism. She continues to serve as an officer of Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly and coordinates activities such as Workers Memorial Day, NALC Food Drive, Labor Day activities and various fundraisers. She is currently a member of Laborers Local 362.
She attended Parkland College, Richland College and the National Labor Academy focusing on Labor Studies and recently graduated from the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) Training Academy in 2018.
Notable recognition includes serving as Grand Marshal in the Decatur Labor Day parade; Decatur’s Top 50 Leaders by the Herald & Review in 1999; YWCA’s Woman of Excellence Labor Award in 2000 and Labor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. She co-founded and chairs the Michael E. Shampine Memorial Scholarship and We Are One Community, a charitable giving organization for working families in Macon County. She is also an elected official, finishing her second term as Decatur Township Trustee.
Ms. Rueff works in Springfield and lives in Decatur with her husband, Rick. She has two sons, three step-daughters and twelve grandchildren.