MERS CEO Kerrie Vanden Bosch and members of the MERS Retirement Board have a panel discussion to provide more information about the roles and responsibilities of the board members who govern MERS, as well as what sets MERS apart as the fiduciary of our plans and efforts to provide secure retirement benefits.
MERS Chief Investment Officer Jeb Burns provides an update on the MERS portfolio. Following his update, a panel discussion focuses on investment best practices and due diligence.
Who are MERS members? MERS members are police officers and fire fighters, lawyers, librarians and more. Who is MERS? They are — and you are, too.
During the Business Meeting, CEO Kerrie Vanden Bosch gives a “State of MERS” update and designated delegates voted for MERS Retirement Board members.
MERS Chief Investment Officer Jeb Burns provides an overview of the MERS Defined Benefit Portfolio. He discusses how MERS balances the need to generate enough investment gains to fund the future retirement of current employees, while preserving the assets required to pay existing retirees. He shares insight into how our carefully diversified asset allocation strategy reduces the portfolio’s exposure to market volatility and explore challenges that may lie ahead.
I Am MERS: Eastern UP Transportation Authority’s Financial Director, Akemi Gordon, speaks about a secure future.
I Am MERS: City of Hazel Park’s City Manager, Ed Klobucher, speaks about peace of mind.
I Am MERS: City of Grand Haven’s Human Resources Manager, Bonnie Suchecki, speaks about forward-thinking.
I Am MERS: Grand Traverse County’s HR Director, Jennifer Seman, speaks about planning.
I Am MERS: Bay City Housing Commission’s Maintenance Manager, Kayo Zimmerman, speaks about confidence.