For Immediate Release
March 24, 2003
Contact: Pam Henning, (608) 267-2929
Educational Support Personnel Elect Kathleen Kreul
to Employee Trust Funds Board
MADISON -- Department of Employee Trust Funds Secretary Eric Stanchfield
announced that educational support personnel in public school districts
and technical college districts have elected Kathleen Kreul to serve
as their representative on the Employee Trust Funds (ETF) Board.
Kreul, of Highland, has worked at Southwest Wisconsin Technical
College for the past 26 years and is a 15-year officer of the union
representing educational support personnel. Her four-year term on
the ETF Board will begin May 1.
The Department distributed approximately 41,000 ballots to educational
support personnel in school districts and technical college districts
last January, and voting was completed a month later. Voters cast
7,135 ballots representing 17.48% of the total. Kreul received 51.53%
of the votes. She defeated the incumbent, Sherry Brown, an employee
of the Hartland/Lakeside School District.
About the ETF Board
The 13-member ETF Board has legal and fiduciary responsibilities
relating to the administration of the Wisconsin Retirement System
(WRS). Wisconsin law dictates ETF Board responsibilities, including:
- Ensuring the WRS complies with federal regulations as a tax
qualified retirement plan and guaranteeing that each benefit plan
is administered according to these rules;
- Appointing the ETF Secretary; and
- Retaining the medical, legal, and actuarial assistance necessary
to run the system.