Board of Trustees
The responsibility for the operation of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System is held by the System’s Board of Trustees. State law specifies the composition of the Board, whose members are confirmed by the Legislature. All appointed trustees are required to have “a working knowledge of retirement policy and legal issues and a general knowledge and understanding of banking, finance and investment practices.”
Current MainePERS Board members
Brian H. Noyes, Board Chair
Appointed by the Governor
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.
Richard T. Metivier, Vice Chair
Appointed by the Maine Municipal Association
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.
Henry Beck, State Treasurer
Henry Beck was elected in 2018 by a Joint Convention of the 129th Maine Legislature to the office of State Treasurer. Beck served on the Waterville City Council from 2005 to 2009, and in the Maine House from 2008 to 2016. Beck is a 2009 graduate of Colby College. Beck attended the University of Maine School of Law while serving in the Maine House and graduated on time in 2014. As an attorney in private practice, Beck represented clients involved in serious criminal matters and business and tax disputes. Treasurer Beck’s family came to central Maine nearly one hundred years ago and started a roofing company that is still operating
John S. Beliveau
Appointed by the Governor
John S. Beliveau is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at H.M. Payson & Company, a Maine Trust Company and Registered Investment Advisor with the offices in Portland. Prior to joining H.M. Payson & Co., Mr. Beliveau was Vice President of Manchester Capital Management. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Anselm College and his Master’s Degree from the University of Oregon. Mr. Beliveau is a member of the Maine CFA Society, Financial Planning Association. Mr. Beliveau spends his free time hiking, fly-fishing and Nordic skiing with his family
Shirrin L. Blaisdell
Appointed by the Governor from a List of Retired State and PLD Employees Nominated by Retirees
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.
Appointed by the Governor from a List of Nominees Submitted by the Maine Education Association – Retired
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.
Mark A. Brunton
Appointed by the Governor
Mark A. Brunton was elected by the Maine State Employees Association Local 1989 of the Service Employees International Union and was seated by Governor Mills effective in June 2019. Mark is a Licensed Social Worker employed as a Resource Coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Aging and Disabilities central office in Augusta. Following a decade working in the heavy-duty trucking industry, Mr. Brunton returned to the University of Maine to complete a BA in Sociology and Political Science graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2013. While at UMaine, he spent 3 years in the General Student Senate serving as a Senator and as President Pro Tempore. In 2013 Mark was selected to serve in the Peter Madigan ’81 Congressional Internship Program in Washington, DC. He is the current president of the Capitol Western Chapter of MSEA and a member of the Finance Committee. Mark and his wife, Michelle, reside in China, Maine.
Kenneth L. Williams
Elected by the Maine Education Association
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.