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Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 15, 2004

Contact: Pam Henning, (608) 267-2929

Panicucci and McCaffery Named to Teachers Retirement Board

MADISON -- Department of Employee Trust Funds Secretary Eric Stanchfield announced that Wayne McCaffery, an economics teacher at Stevens Point Area Senior High School, and Dennis Panicucci, a science teacher in the Hartford School District, have been appointed to the Teachers Retirement Board (TR Board).

McCaffery has been a member of the TR Board since 1989, serving as chair since 1998. He has taught economics for 25 years and is a chartered mutual fund counselor. Panicucci has taught for 34 years at Hartford’s Central Middle School and is a recipient of The Herb Kohl Fellowship for his contributions as a classroom teacher.

About the TR Board

The 13-member TR Board advises the Employee Trust Funds (ETF) Board on retirement and other benefit matters involving public school, vocational, state and university teachers; acts on administrative rules and authorizes or terminates teacher disability benefits and hears disability benefit appeals. Nine of the 13 members are directly elected.


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