Department of Employee Trust Funds
January 24, 2011
Election Taking Place:
Employee Trust Funds (ETF) Board – Annuitant Member
Balloting is taking place for an election to select the annuitant
member of the ETF Board. All Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) annuitants
have received - or will soon receive - a packet from ETF containing
an official ballot, voting instructions, candidate information and
a return envelope. Four candidates are vying for the post, which
has a five-year term beginning May 1, 2011.
The candidates are as follows:
Philip Evenson, Brookfield
William Ford, Prairie du Sac
Kathleen Kreul, Highland
Dennis Panicucci, Hartford
Ballots must be cast by Friday, February 4 in order to
- ETF cannot give advice on which candidate you should choose.
- The materials bear an Illinois postmark because that is the
location of the mail fulfillment company that submitted the lowest
bid to distribute and tabulate the ballots. ETF is required to
contract with the vendor with the lowest bid. No Wisconsin companies
submitted a bid for the election project.
- This is an election to select an ETF Board member only. You
are not voting to elect someone to the State of Wisconsin Investment
Board (SWIB), the separate state agency that invests the assets
of the Wisconsin Retirement System.
- Learn more about the ETF
Board, its members and their duties and responsibilities.
- Learn more about SWIB
and its Board of Trustees.