Division of Technology, Security and Data Services
Director: Kevin Acker
Responsible for designing and implementing information technology systems, providing technical services, employing best-in-class cybersecurity and information security management, coordinating technology resources, and collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to inform improved decision making and solutions agency wide. The group’s primary focus is to support ETF’s strategic plan through collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning to enhance business outcomes.
Division of Retirement Services
Director: Matt Stohr
Responsible for customer service to employers and members. Works with employers to receive and maintain the necessary data to determine each employee’s benefits, answers member questions about benefits through a Call Center, offers outreach, appointments and webinars to help members prepare for retirement and provides members with benefit estimates, applications, calculations and other information to help them with retirement, health insurance, disability and other benefits. Puts people who retire on payroll and administers deductions. Develops and implements the necessary policies, training and support for employers participating in the benefit programs. Interprets state and federal legislation that impacts the programs we administer, which includes the Wisconsin Retirement System, the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program, disability programs, sick leave program and, in concert with OSHP, the health insurance program.
Division of Trust Finance
Director: Cindy Klimke-Armatoski
Responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of benefit program activity. This includes functions such as collection of contributions and insurance premiums, payment of insurance claims, disbursement of WRS benefit payments, maintenance of WRS member accounts, and generation of ETF’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Trust Finance staff also calculate the WRS effective rate and work with ETF’s consulting actuaries to set WRS contribution rates and annuity adjustments.
Office of Strategic Health Policy
Director: Eileen Mallow
Responsible for policy development and implementation of health, life, and long-term care insurance; develop member education materials on insurance plans; administers Medicare Supplemental policies, employee reimbursement account and commuter benefit programs.
Office of Enterprise Initiatives
Director: Michelle Baxter
Responsible for leading and organizing ETF’s efforts to transform business processes and systems to meet the ETF's strategic goals. The Office of Enterprise Initiatives focuses on making ETF a leader among large public employee benefit systems by following best practices leading to exceptional customer services for our members.
Office of Internal Audit
Director: Yikchau Sze
Responsible for planning and performing independent and objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve ETF operations. It helps ETF accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance process in ETF.
Office of Communications
Director: Mark Lamkins
Responsible for internal and external communications; public relations; strategic communications and marketing; forms and publications; website administration; social media; educational videos and presentations.
Office of Legal Services
Director: Diana Felsmann
Responsible for legal services, opinions and analysis; responding to inquiries from members, attorneys and others; representing ETF in administrative appeals; federal regulation and compliance; responding to public records requests; drafting legislation and administrative rules; and ombudsperson services.
Office of Policy, Privacy and Compliance
Director: Steve Hurley
Responsible for policy review and development; research and analysis of issues and proposed legislation; drafting of informational papers; responding to privacy incidents; providing guidance on data-sharing; and advising on compliance with federal regulations, including HIPAA Privacy. Assists with COOP Management.
Office of Budget and Management
Director: Tarna Hunter
Responsible for governmental relations, legislative policy analysis; operating and biennial budget; procurement; contract administration; facilities; and supply, mail, and records services.
Office of Talent Management
Director: Lisa Dally
Responsible for workforce support to ETF employees and managers in the key areas of: Talent Recruitment & Selection, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Payroll & Benefits Administration, Workforce Performance, Learning & Development, Employee Recognition & Retention, Workforce Relations and consultation about personnel matters.