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Press Release Auditor Bump Appoints Richard MacKinnon to Serve on the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission

MacKinnon was nominated to serve by the president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.
For immediate release:
2/03/2021
  • Office of the State Auditor

Media Contact for Auditor Bump Appoints Richard MacKinnon to Serve on the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission

Mike Wessler, Communications Director

Auditor Bump swearing-in MacKinnon during a virtual ceremony.

BostonToday, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump appointed Richard D. MacKinnon Jr., president of the Professional Fire fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM), to serve on the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC). MacKinnon was sworn-in during a virtual ceremony. He replaces Bob McCarthy, whose term ended last year.

MacKinnon was nominated to serve on the Commission by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Under state statute, one of Bump’s appointments to PERAC must be the president of the AFL-CIO or their designee.

MacKinnon has served as president of PFFM since 2016 and previously held the role of Vice President of District 1. He joined the Whitman Fire Department in 2000 and currently works as an active firefighter and paramedic. He has also served as president of Whitman Fire Fighters Local 1769. He received his bachelor’s degree from Waldorf University.

Bump’s other appointee to PERAC is Kate Fitzpatrick, the Town Manager of Needham.

Established in 1996, the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the 104 public retirement systems in Massachusetts.

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Media Contact for Auditor Bump Appoints Richard MacKinnon to Serve on the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission

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The Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) conducts audits, investigations, and studies to promote accountability and transparency, improve performance, and make government work better.
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