Erika M. Glaster is the executive director of the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System. Erika has worked for MTRS since 1986. She began as a retirement counselor and went on to hold various management positions including director of the MTRS Western Regional Office and assistant executive director for member services. Since 1998, she has served as the deputy executive director, overseeing member services in both the main and regional offices, benefits administration, retiree services, communications and training, and the call center.
For more than 15 years, Erika has overseen the development and implementation of the educational programs provided to members and employers of the MTRS. She is a regular speaker at conferences and educational seminars, including those sponsored by the MTRS, the Massachusetts Association of Contributory Retirement Systems, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, and various constituent organizations.
Erika holds a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and a master's degree in public administration from Suffolk University. She was elected to the board of directors of the National Pension Education Association (NPEA) in 1997, and served as treasurer from 1998 to 2001. Erika rejoined the NPEA board in 2008.
Term ends December 31, 2018
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