The ERFC is administered by a Board of Trustees, which holds all of the contributions in trust, and supervises the investment of the trust's assets by registered investment advisors. The Board is composed of seven members: three are appointed by the School Board, and three are elected by active ERFC members. The six combined Board members recommend someone who is not affiliated with FCPS for the seventh position, which is subsequently approved by the School Board.
Michael Hairston Chairperson and Trustee
Michael Hairston was re-elected to serve as Chairperson for the ERFC Board for FY 2016. Mr. Hairston has served on the ERFC Board of Trustees since July 2004, and was re-elected to a fourth three-year term by the membership in spring 2013.
Mr. Hairston is currently Band Director at Luther Jackson Middle School. He served as Band Director for Mark Twain Middle School, where he chaired the Music Department for 17 years. In 2002, he was honored with a nomination as Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hairston is also a past President of the Fairfax Education Association.
Prior to teaching with FCPS, Michael Hairston was Director of Bands at Shaw Junior High School in Washington D.C., and at Martinsville Junior High School in Martinsville, Virginia.
Mr. Hairston earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from North Carolina A&T State University, and his Masters degree from the Ohio State University.
Nancy Hammerer Vice Chairperson and Trustee
Nancy Hammerer was re-elected to serve as Vice Chairperson for the ERFC Board for FY 2016. Ms. Hammerer is serving her second 3-year term as an ERFC Trustee since being re-elected by the membership in spring 2014. Ms. Hammerer has been a member of the Fairfax Education Association (FEA) since 2002, and currently serves as a member of the Communications Cadre within the FEA.
Ms. Hammerer has taught Health and Physical Education in Fairfax County Public Schools since 1997, including Washington Irving Middle School, Poe Middle School, and her current position at Mark Twain Middle School, where she has been teaching since 2002. Prior to joining FCPS, Ms. Hammerer taught at schools in five different states, including South Carolina, Florida, and Colorado, as well as substitute teaching in Rhode Island and Hawaii.
Ms. Hammerer earned her under graduate and Master’s degrees in Health and Physical Education from the University of South Carolina.
Kristen Michael Treasurer and Trustee
Kristen Michael was elected to serve as Treasurer for FY 2016. Ms. Michael assumed the position of assistant superintendent, Department of Financial Services for FCPS August 1, 2014 and began her appointment to the ERFC Board on September 18, 2014.
Ms. Michael earned a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago.
Susan Quinn Trustee
Susan Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), has served on the ERFC Board of Trustees since November 2008. She has more than 20 years' experience in budgeting, accounting, and financial management, including over 17 years with FCPS. Ms. Quinn is also an elected trustee of VACo/VML Pooled OPEB Trust, and a member of the FCPS 457(b) Plan Investment Committee.
Prior to her appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Quinn served as the Chief Financial Officer and the Comptroller for FCPS. She began her FCPS career as an accountant in the Office of Finance, and was later assigned as a Budget Coordinator, responsible for managing approximately $1 billion in the salary budget for over 20,000 FCPS employees.Before she joined the school system, Ms. Quinn spent five years with the Fairfax County Government.As the financial reporting chief, she provided management oversight of the countywide mandated financial reporting requirements.She also served as audit coordinator, providing leadership and guidance related to financial matters throughout the county agencies.
Ms. Quinn is a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is currently affiliated with the Association of School Business Officials, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and has also served as a member of the Standard-Setting Oversight Subcommittee with the Virginia GFOA.
Michael Burke was appointed Individual Trustee to the ERFC Board in FY 2014.
Mr. Burke is a Managing Director for Stifel, a 125-year-old wealth management and investment firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Based in Stifel’s Washington D.C. Private Client Group office, Mr. Burke joined the firm as part of its acquisition of Barclays’ Wealth and Investment Management, Americas in 2015. At Barclays, he served as Managing Director, Eastern Region and was a member of the firm’s U.S. Management Committee and U.S. Risk Forum.
Prior to joining Barclays in 2010, Mr. Burke served as Head of Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, the U.S. Private Wealth Management (PWM) division of Deutsche Bank, from 2006 to 2009. In that role, he also served on the Deutsche Bank Securities U.S. Board of Directors as well as the U.S. PWM Management Committee. Mr. Burke also spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley, where he held several senior roles, including Director of National Sales for the entire U.S. Wealth Management business, and as a member of the U.S. PWM Executive Committee.
Mr. Burke holds a B.S. in Business Management from Radford University. He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Marymount University. Mr. Burke was also a longtime Member of the National Board of Trustees for United Cerebral Palsy, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee and as a Member of the Finance Committee.
Kimberly Adams Trustee
Kimberly Adams was elected as a Trustee to the ERFC Board in spring 2015
Ms. Adams is the current President of the Fairfax Education Association (FEA). FEA is a local affiliate of the Virginia Education Association and the National Education Association and serves as spokesperson for the Fairfax teachers with state and county legislators, county officials, members of the school board, the superintendent and her staff.Prior to her election as FEA President, Ms. Adams was a Media Specialist/Librarian with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) for 13 years. Ms. Adams earned a bachelor of science degree in Education with a minor in English from Central Connecticut State University which is located in New Britain, Connecticut.
Marty K. Smith Trustee
Marty K. Smith was appointed as a Trustee to the ERFC Board in July 2015.
Mr. Smith currently serves as the Chief of Staff for FCPS. Previously, Mr. Smith served as an assistant superintendent, where he provided instructional leadership for 22 schools and leadership development for 70 school-based administrators. Prior to becoming assistant superintendent, Mr. Smith had the responsibility for developing and implementing service learning programs for the school district. Mr. Smith has served as principal and a classroom teacher. He earned his master of arts degree in education leadership from George Mason University, and a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from the University of Iowa.
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