Monday, June 13, 2011

NASRA Taps Government Finance Veteran to Lead Public Retirement Association

The National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA),has selected Linda R. Savitsky to serve as executive director effective August 1, 2011. With more than 35 years of public finance experience, Savitsky will lead the organization, which promotes sound public retirement system policies and administration through its research, government relations, membership and education initiatives. She will succeed Glenda Chambers, who is retiring following nine years of outstanding service.

Ms. Savitsky spent her career in public service predominately in finance-related positions within the State of Connecticut. Beginning as finance director for multiple municipalities, she then served in the state’s Office of Policy and Management in Hartford as the lead staff member handling municipal retirement systems until her retirement in 2003

Ms. Chambers, who formerly was the director of the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System, was named as Executive Director of NASRA in 2002. She has led NASRA to a more prominent position in the pension community by establishing an internal research office, building the membership of both public plan and industry service providers, and organizing annual educational meetings among other activities. She announced in October of 2010 her plans to retire in 2011.

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