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Board of Trustees
     
Brian H. Noyes is Vice President of R. M. Davis, Inc. in Portland and currently serves as Board Chair. R. M. Davis, Inc., is an employee owned investment manager providing financial advisory services as well as counseling, personal affairs management, and trustee services. Before joining R. M. Davis, Inc., Brian was Vice President and Consulting Group Associate for Shearson Lehman Hutton from 1984-1989. Brian graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1980, is a member of the CFA Institute and Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc., and Maine Analyst Society. He is a Charted Investment Counselor and a Charted Financial Analyst. Brian has served on many community boards and advisory committees, including The Governor’s Academy, Baxter State Park, Megantic Fish and Game Corporation, Forest Society of Maine, Maine Medical Center and Maine Health's Investment Committee.  Noyes
 

     
Benedetto "Ben" Viola, in the capacity of Board Vice Chair, was named as a Trustee of MainePERS by Governor Baldacci effective in April, 2004. Mr. Viola serves in the position reserved by statute for "a state employee…who is duly elected by the Maine State Employees' Association." He is a Registered Professional Engineer and works as an Environmental Engineer in the Southern Maine Regional Office of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in Portland.      Ben Viola
 

     
Shirrin L. Blaisdell was appointed by Governor LePage to the MainePERS Board of Trustees in June, 2013.  Ms. Blaisdell joins the Board as a MainePERS member with over 30 years of progressively responsible experience in finance and administration.  She served the State of Maine in positions with Maine Revenue Services, Office of Fiscal & Program Review and most recently as Acting State Budget Officer for the Bureau of Budget until her retirement in January 2013.  Educated at the University of Maine-Augusta and the University of Maine-Orono (UMO), she earned her BA in Sociology from UMO in 1974.  Ms. Blaisdell has two grown children and resides in Manchester with her husband, Stephen.     
 

     
Phil Brookhouse is a retired middle school teacher from Auburn. He worked with Maine Learning Technology Initiative for nine years and is currently consulting for the Auburn School Department for gifted and talented high school students. Phil had terms as Vice President and President of the Lewiston Education Association, and also served on the Special Services and Strategic Budget Committees of the Maine Education Association. He has been on the Board of Advisors for the Maine Math and Science Alliance as well as local municipal committees. Mr. Brookhouse has also served as vice chair and chair of the MEA Benefits Trust.  He holds a Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy, a Certificate in Health Care Plans, as well as the Trustee Masters Program from the International Foundation for Employee Benefits. He attended Michigan State University, has a BS Ed from UMF, and a MS Ed from USM. He served in the US Army and is a Vietnam Veteran. Phil enjoys being a grandfather to twins.   Phil Brookhouse
 
     
 

     

Michael R. Currie is President and a Managing Director of H. M. Payson & Co., a Maine Trust Company and Registered Investment Advisor with the offices in Portland.  Prior to joining H. M. Payson & Co., Mr. Currie was a partner in the law firm of Pierce Atwood.  He received his undergraduate degree from Colby College, his law degree from The University of Maine School of Law, and an L.L.M. (Taxation) from Boston University School of Law.  Mr. Currie is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the American Bar Association and Maine State Bar Association. Mr. Currie currently serves on the Boards of the University of Maine School of Law Foundation and the Davis Family Foundation.

  Michael Currie 
     
     

Terry Hayes was elected by the Joint Convention of the 127th Maine Legislature to the office of State Treasurer for 2015-2016. She served from 2006-2014 as a member of the Maine House of Representatives, serving as Assistant Minority Leader in the 125th Legislature, Legislative Council member from 2010-2012, and member of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government in the 123rd, 124th and 126th Legislatures. From 1991-2004, Terry served on the MSAD #39 school board representing Buckfield.  In addition to being a teacher, an adult education administrator, a real estate educator and a guardian ad litem, Terry continues to volunteer in her local community as a moderator for town meetings and connecting school children with their state government. Terry is a Maine native with a B.A. in Government from Bowdoin College (1980) and an M.B.A. from Thomas College (2014). Terry and her husband Steve Hayes live in Buckfield. They have three adult children who all live and work in Maine.

 
  Terry Hayes 

     
Richard T. Metivier was appointed in 2007 by the governing body of the Maine Municipal Association. Mr. Metivier had over three decades of experience in Lewiston city government, and had served as the City's Director of Finance for 30 years before retiring in 2010. A graduate of Husson College in Bangor, he is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and its regional and State affiliates, and has held a number of leadership positions with the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Maine Municipal Health Trust, Lewiston Municipal Federal Credit Union, and other organizations.      Richard Metivier
 

     

Kenneth L. Williams was elected by the Maine Education Association Representative Assembly and was seated by Governor Baldacci effective in May, 2005. Ken is a 31-year veteran of middle school education, all at Nobleboro Central School on the mid-coast. He taught environmental education before public school work.  Along with teaching multiple subjects, he leads wilderness backpacking trips for eighth graders as part of the Nobleboro Central School Outing Club. Ken is a Director for the Maine Education Association and is also on the Board of Maine Music Outreach, an organization that sends high school youth to Haiti on a music, cultural and educational exchange. He earned a BS in 1984 from the University of Delaware and an MA from SUNY Stony Brook. Ken and his wife, Barbara, live in Damariscotta and spend their free time traveling and following their three adult children around the planet.

  Ken Williams
   

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