February 18, 2022
Dear Educational Retirement Act Participants,
As Executive Director of the Educational Retirement Board, I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to support the Board of Trustees and serve our members. As the grandson and son of retired public employees and the future recipient of a public pension, I recognize and appreciate the reward this program provides. As a parent, I also recognize the hard work, dedication and perseverance that is required from everyone involved in our education system, especially given the challenges that surround us today. I now have a greater appreciation for the old proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child.”
For all members, whether active, inactive, or retired, you have my promise to work with stakeholders, elected officials and other interested parties to pursue policies and programs that promote the sustainability of the trust fund and oppose efforts that run contrary to that purpose.
I will work hard along with our staff to identify and continuously improve the services we provide in order to ensure the accurate and timely payment of benefits. You have my solemn commitment to approach each day with integrity for myself, empathy for our members and reverence for the position.
In conclusion, I look forward meeting members in the coming days, weeks, months and years. I also welcome your thoughts and ideas on how to improve the services we provide. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org