Membership and tenure in the five member State Board of Retirement is determined by Mass. General Laws Ch. 10 s.18. The Treasurer shall be a member ex-officio and shall serve as Chairman, one member is appointed by the Treasurer, two members are elected by current and active members of the State Employees' Retirement System, and one member is chosen by the other members of the Board.
Unless otherwise noted, board meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month.
From left to right, Treasurer Goldberg, Patricia Deal, Ralph White,
Theresa McGoldrick, Chris Condon
Chair Ex-Officio, Treasurer & Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg
Treasurer Goldberg was elected to office in November, 2014.
Appointed Member Patricia Deal
Ms. Deal is the retired Treasurer of the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust. She was first appointed in 2010. Ms. Deal was reappointed to the board in February 2016.
Elected Member Ralph White
Mr. White founded the Retired State, County, and Municipal Employees' Association in 1968 and served as President until November 2013. He works full-time for the Association. Mr. White has served on the State Retirement Board since 1996. He was re-elected for another 3-year term, which began in January 2014.
Elected Member Theresa McGoldrick, Esq.
Ms. McGoldrick is an attorney for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division. She currently serves as President of SEIU/NAGE Unit 6, representing over 3,500 members statewide. Ms. McGoldrick was first elected to the Board in 2004.
Chosen Member Christopher Condon
The Chosen Member is a member who shall not be an employee, a retiree, or official of the Commonwealth and shall be chosen by the other four for a term of three years. Mr. Condon is Legislative Director for SEIU Local 509. Mr. Condon began his Board service in 2003.