ERB Board Meeting Calendar

 

 

NMERB Board of Trustees

The management of the Educational Retirement Board is vested in a board of seven members. The Board stands in a fiduciary relationship to the members covered under the Educational Retirement Act. Administrative management of the fund is vested in a Director who is appointed by the Board of Trustees. Board meetings are open to the public.

Email inquiries to the ERB Board may be sent to: ERB-BoardMembers@state.nm.us

NMERB Transparency Policy

ERB Board Governance

ERB Funding Policy

Board Strategic Plan (2017-2019)

Board Meeting Schedule

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Mary Lou Cameron, Chairperson

Mary Lou Cameron of Deming has represented the National Education Association of New Mexico on the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NM ERB) since 1999. Cameron is in her fifth term as chairperson of the NM ERB. She has also held the offices of secretary and vice chairperson during her tenure and served on the Committees on Resolutions and Nominations for the National Council on Teacher Retirement.

Before moving to New Mexico, Cameron received her Bachelor of Science in Education from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, and taught in Corpus Christi, Texas, for three years. She then received her Master of Education from Western New Mexico University in Silver City. Cameron retired in June of 2015 after her thirty-ninth year of employment with Deming Public Schools. During her career, Cameron was a teacher, literacy specialist, staff development coordinator, principal and associate superintendent. Cameron served as president of the National Education Association of New Mexico (NEA-NM) from 1996-2001. She also represented New Mexico as director on the board of the National Educational Association (NEA), member of the NEA-AFT Committee on Unity, and trustee on the NEA Member Insurance Trust Fund.

In addition, Cameron was a member of the State Personnel Board for seven years, serving as chairperson and vice chairperson during her tenure. She also served on the NM Educational Standards Commission as a member and chair; the NM Superintendent’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Education; NM Legislative Education Initiatives and Accountability Task Force; and the NM State Department of Education’s Charter School Task Force.

Locally, Cameron is a member of the Deming Rotary Club, Luna County Silver Spikes and Deming-Luna County Economic Development Board. She and her husband have two married sons and four grandsons and owned and operated Deming Cycle Center for 20 years.  Send Email

 

Russell Goff, Vice Chairperson

H. Russell Goff is the representative for the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees (NMAER). He has served as the Executive Director for NMAER since 2002. Russell began his career as a teacher at Adobe Acres Elementary School in 1964 and served for 37 years in the Albuquerque Public Schools until retiring in 2001. In APS he served as a teacher, activities director, assistant principal, lobbyist and retired as the Principal of Eldorado High School. He also served as Principal of Washington and Wilson Middle Schools in APS. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of New Mexico and did additional graduate work at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado and at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Currently, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame, where he is a past president, and the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL).  Send Email

 

Larry Magid, Governor Appointee

Larry Magid has worked in the financial services industry for over forty years. Mr. Magid has served as a financial advisor for the past 26 years and is currently with Robert W. Baird, Private Wealth Management. Mr. Magid graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business, with a BBA in Economics and Finance. He and his wife have three children and ten grandchildren.

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Donald Duszynski, AAUP Representative

Donald Duszynski is the representative for the American Association of University Professors and currently holds the position of Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico (UNM).  In addition to chairing the UNM Department of Biology for ten years (1982-1991), he also served as Director of the Museum of Southwestern Biology (2005-07), Research Professor and Consultant to the Vice President for Research (2007-08), Special Assistant to the UNM President (2008-2011), and Founder and past-President of the Biological Society of New Mexico.

He has been the recipient of more than 30 state, federal and private agency grants totaling more than $8 million. Dr. Duszynski has authored over 180 publications, including three book chapters and four books.

In addition to his many years of classroom instruction, Dr. Duszynski led over 1,000 UNM students to study/work in foreign countries including Jamaica, Japan, Belize, Bolivia, and Mexico.  He also served as graduate advisor to 26 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Dr. Duszynski is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, (American Society of Parasitologists (ASP), 1996); First Distinguished Alumnus Award, Department of Biology, (Colorado State University, 2006); the Clark P. Read Mentor Award (ASP, 2008); and the R. Barclay McGhee Lectureship Award (ASP, 2012).

Dr. Duszynski is a member of the UNM Retiree Association Board of Directors (2011-present), and served as their President (2012-2014). He taught and did field research in many foreign countries, and his interests include parasite discovery, taxonomy, systematics, ultrastructure, life cycles, epidemiology, pathology, and host specificity of the coccidia. Send Email

 

Christopher Ruszkowski, Ex Officio (acting)

Christopher N. Ruszkowski was recently named Secretary of Education-Designate by Governor Susana Martinez.  He joined the New Mexico Public Education Department in Spring 2016 as Deputy Secretary of Policy & Program.  Previously he served for nearly six years at the Delaware Department of Education under Governor Jack Markell and three different Secretaries of Education, building the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Unit as Chief Talent Officer and Associate Secretary.  One of the state’s leaders of President Obama’s Race to the Top initiative, his team focused on improving policies and practices across the educator effectiveness continuum: educator preparation, licensure and certification, recruitment, placement, evaluation, professional learning, and teacher-leadership.  Mr. Ruszkowski is the product of K-12 public schools, and began his education career as a middle school social studies teacher and basketball coach at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Miami, Florida.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota—which he attended on an Evans Scholarship.  He also holds an M.A. in Educational Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University. Send email

 

David Craig, Secretary of Public Education Designate

David Craig is the Director of School Budget and Finance Analysis Bureau and is the Secretary of Public Education Designee. David began his public service career in the state in 2008 as a program evaluator focusing on education with the Legislative Finance Committee.  In 2011, after a very brief stint with the City of Albuquerque, David joined the fiscal staff of the Legislative Education Study Committee, working his way up to Senior Fiscal Analyst II before joining the Public Education Department in 2016.  Previous to his service to the state, David worked as a program auditor for the New Hampshire Legislative Budget Assistant and interned with the Illinois Department of Employment Security as a legislative liaison.  David’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Illinois Springfield, where he also earned a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations.  In 2012 he earned his Master of Accounting (MAACCT) degree from the University of New Mexico.  Send email

 

Tim Eichenberg, Ex Officio

Tim Eichenberg is the NM State Treasurer. The State Treasurer serves as the elected chief banking officer of the state and is entrusted with keeping, investing, and disbursing all state money, unless otherwise provided by law. Additionally, the State Treasurer is charged with a variety of other duties directed toward ensuring prudent management of the state’s financial resources as set forth in various sections of the statutes.   Send Email