General Treasuer Seth Magaziner is unveiling a series of nominees to the State Investment Commission and the State Retirement Board.
Magaziner is nominating Rober Benson and Marie Langlois to the Investment Commission, and re-nominating Marcia Reback. For the Retirement Board, Magaziner is nominating Marianne Monte.
The treasurer's office provided the following background on nominees.
- Robert Benson, C.F.A., Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer at Amica Mutual Insurance Company and former President of the Providence Society of Financial Analysts.
- Marie Langlois, C.F.A., retired Managing Director of Washington Trust Investors, who currently serves as chairwoman of the Rhode Island Foundation Investment Committee and serves on the boards of directors of Lifespan, Miriam Hospital Foundation, Salve Regina University and Rhode Island Philharmonic and Music School.
- Marcia Reback (reappointment), retired President of the Providence Teachers Union and current SIC member, who also serves on the boards of directors of the American Federation of Teachers, Holmes Partnership, Providence Central Labor Council, Rhode Island AFL-CIO Executive Board, Rhode Island Commissioner of Education’s Policy Consortium, Working RI, Rhode Island Jump$tart and Rhode Island Urban Education Task Force, among others.
- Marianne Monte, Vice President of Human Resources at Hanover Insurance Group and member of the Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) Board of Directors.
The nominees would succeed Robert Giudici and Andrew Reilly on the Investment Commission, and Frank Bennell Jr. on the Retirement Board. The Senate is slated to consider the nominees Tuesday.
“The State Investment Commission and State Retirement Board each play a vital role in ensuring the sustainability of the state’s retirement system and promoting economic growth and financial security for all Rhode Islanders,” Magaziner said. “I am pleased to announce the nomination of several industry leaders whose wisdom, expertise and reputation will further establish Rhode Island Treasury as a national standard for accountability, transparency and responsible management."