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Snyder appoints member to Public School Employees Retirement System Board

Monday, April 25, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Charles Thomas to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement Board.

The board provides oversight for the MPSERS system of retirement, survivor and disability benefits for employees in public local school districts, intermediate school districts, tax-supported community or junior colleges and certain universities.

"Charles brings with him extensive experience and will offer valuable insight and assistance to the board as they help manage one of the largest retirement systems in the state," Snyder said.

Thomas, of Grosse Pointe Park, is former vice president for business for Macomb Community College, a position he held for 15 years. He previously taught accounting courses at MCC. Before joining MCC, Thomas worked on the audit staff for Arthur Young & Company. He also served two years in the U.S. Army. He earned both bachelor's degree and master's degree in business administration from Wayne State University. Thomas represents persons who retired from a finance or operations management system and replaces Paul B. Lerg.

Thomas will serve a four-year term expiring March, 30 2015, and the appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.