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Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Public School Employees' Retirement System Board

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Dan Christner, of Brighton, and the reappointment of Michael Ringuette, of West Bloomfield, to the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System Board.

The board is responsible for general oversight of retirement, survivor and disability benefits to employees in public school districts, intermediate school districts and certain community colleges and universities.

“Dan and Michael are experienced professionals and I look forward to the work they will do to provide retirement options for public school employees,” Snyder said.

Christner retired from Brighton High School in 2014 after teaching for 28 years. Christner also served as a middle school and high school teacher in the Chesaning School District, a high school basketball coach for 26 years, a baseball coach for 24 years, and a football coach for four years. Christner earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and a master’s degree from Marygrove College.He represents retired teachers and replaces John Olekszk.

Ringuette is a lead actuary and consultant for Retirement Plan Consulting Actuary. He is a member of the Michingan State University Actuarial Science Program Advisory Board and on the West Bloomfield Township Pension Board. Ringuette earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.He continues to represent the general public with experience in health insurance or actuarial science.

Members will serve four-year terms to expire March 30, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.