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The Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island is overseen by a 15-member Retirement Board chosen in accordance with Title 36 of the Rhode Island General Laws. The Board approves disability pensions, votes on the target investment rate of return and other assumptions and certifices employer contribution rates. 

The Board meets quarterly and has four standing subcommittees that meet monthly.

Current members of the Retirement Board are:

  • General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Chair, Ex Officio Member
  • James E. Thorsen, Director of Administration
  • Thomas A. Mullaney, Associate Director/Budget Officer (Appointed by Dir. of Admin.)
  • Brian M. Daniels, Director, League of Cities and Towns, Ex Officio Member
  • Roger P. Boudreau, Retiree Member Representative
  • Raymond J. Pouliot, Retiree Member Representative
  • Paul L. Dion, Ph.D., Active State Employee Representative
  • Claire M. Newell, Active State Employee Representative
  • Thomas M. Lambert, Active Municipal Employee Representative
  • John P. Maguire, Active Teacher Representative (Vice Chair)
  • Michael J. Twohey, Active Teacher Representative
  • Mark A. Carruolo, Public Representative (Appointed by the Governor)
  • Jean Rondeau, Public Representative (Appointed by the Governor)
  • Lisa A. Whiting, Public Representative (Appointed by the General Treasurer)
  • Dr. Laura Shawhughes, Public Representative (Appointed by the General Treasurer)

You can find information about the State Investment Commission, which oversees the assets of the pension system, at this link.