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 2015. 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 a three-year term as an ERFC trustee by the membership in spring 2014 and the ERFC Board elected Ms. Hammerer as its Vice Chairperson for FY 2015. Ms. Hammerer is currently serving her second 3-year term as an ERFC Trustee, and her first term as ERFC’s Board Vice Chairperson. 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.
|Susan Quinn Treasurer and Trustee
Susan Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), has served on the ERFC Board of Trustees since November 2008, and was re-elected as Treasurer for FY 2015. 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 Trustee
Michael Burke began as the appointed individual Trustee to the ERFC Board in FY 2014.
Mr. Burke is Managing Director and Head of the East Region for the Wealth and Investment Management division of Barclays in the Americas. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Barclays’ offices in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami and Palm Beach. He is also responsible for continuing to grow the Wealth and Investment Management business in the Eastern United States.
Mr. Burke joined Barclays in 2010 with more than 25 years of experience in wealth management. Previously, he served as Head of Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, the U.S. Private Client division of Deutsche Bank, overseeing client assets of $50 billion managed by 300 advisors in 16 offices. Prior to Deutsche, Mr. Burke spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley, serving in several senior roles. He began his career in wealth management at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. in Washington DC.
Mr. Burke holds a BS in Business Management from Radford University in Virginia. Formerly, Mr. Burke served on the United Cerebral Palsy’s National Board of Trustees (2006-2012) and as its Vice Treasurer and Chair of its Investment Committee.
|Leonard Bumbaca Trustee
Mr. Bumbaca is currently serving his fourth 3-year term as an ERFC trustee. He also served as ERFC’s Board chairperson from 2002-2007 and ERFC’s Board Vice Chairperson from 2010-2014.
Mr. Bumbaca teaches mathematics at Annandale High School. He has been teaching and tutoring in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) since 1994, following a career as an officer with the United States Navy. Mr. Bumbaca is also a past-president of the Fairfax Education Association.
Mr. Bumbaca attended Robinson High School in Fairfax County, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds a Master’s degree in Education from George Mason University.
|Steven Lockard Trustee
Dr. Lockard was appointed Deputy Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) by the School Board, and began his appointment to the ERFC Board effective August 1, 2014.
Dr. Lockard comes to FCPS from Frederick County, Maryland, where he served as Deputy Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools since 2012. Prior to that, he served Frederick County as Associate Superintendent for Elementary Schools. Dr. Lockard helped to lead the district to the highest school performance index rating in Maryland—first out of 24 districts—in 2012 and worked to reduce the achievement gap among minority, special education, English language learners, and economically disadvantaged students.
Previously, Dr. Lockard served as director of elementary and Title I schools, an elementary school principal and assistant principal, and as a 2nd and 4th grade teacher.
During his tenure as Deputy Superintendent in Frederick County, Dr. Lockard was responsible for overseeing the design and rollout of a new curriculum aligned with Maryland’s College and Career Readiness Standards.
A graduate of Frostburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education, Lockard earned his master’s degree in school administration from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
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