The Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees Bids Farewell
The Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Board of Trustees (“Board”) is bidding farewell to trustees Casey Anderson and Elton F. King. Mr. Anderson served as the Montgomery County Commissioner on the Board from July 2011 – June 2014 and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. King served as the Montgomery County Public Member from July 2005 – June 2014 and was a member of the Board’s Investment Monitoring Group, Audit Committee, and Administration & Personnel Oversight Committee. The Board thanks Mr. Anderson and Mr. King for their service and dedication to the Board and extends its best wishes for all future endeavors.
The ERS congratulates Marye Wells-Harley on her appointment as the Montgomery County Commissioner on the Board for the term ending June 30, 2017. Ms. Wells-Harley is the Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board and retired director of the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation. Ms. Wells-Harley is replacing Casey Anderson and will serve as the Vice Chairman of the ERS Board.
The ERS also congratulates Pamela F. Gogol on her appointment as the new Montgomery County Public Member; Richard H. Bucher, Ph.D. on his re-appointment as the Prince George’s County Public Member; and Barbara Walsh on her re-election as the Bi-County Open Trustee on the Board. The terms for Ms. Gogol, Dr. Bucher and Ms. Walsh expire June 30, 2017.
Ms. Gogol is currently a Principal Examiner for the Federal Housing Finance Agency responsible for analysis and oversight of Fannie Mae’s market risk exposure. Ms. Gogol was the former Assistant Treasurer of the Commission and previously served as the Bi-County Trustee on the Board. Ms. Gogol’s extensive knowledge and experience in the investment area will be a valuable asset to the Board.
Dr. Bucher is a 38-year citizen-advocate and volunteer for public parks and recreation in Prince George’s County and has been serving as the Prince George’s County Public Member on the Board since 2005. He completed the Advanced Investments Management program at the Wharton School and is the Chairman of the Board’s Administration & Personnel Oversight Committee and a member of the Investment Monitoring Group.
Ms. Walsh has worked at the Commission for 27 years and is currently an Accounting Manager in the Commission’s Finance Department. She was first elected to the Board in 2010 and serves as the Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Administration & Personnel Oversight Committee.