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Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2003

Contact: Pam Henning, (608) 267-2929

Fisher Named to Employee Trust Funds Board

MADISON -- Department of Employee Trust Funds Secretary Eric Stanchfield is pleased to announce Theron B. Fisher, of Onalaska, has been elected to the Employee Trust Funds Board, to fill the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) annuitants' seat.

Fisher worked for eight years in student personnel at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and 23 years as La Crosse County Director of Parks. He will take the place of James Gruentzel, of Waunakee, whose term expires in May. Fisher will serve on the ETF Board until May 2007.

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.


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