For Immediate Release: December 30, 2020
CONCORD, NH – Andrew Martineau was recently appointed to the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS, the retirement system) Board of Trustees as the firefighter member.
He is currently a lieutenant with Nashua Fire Rescue (NFR), where he has served since 2009. He is a graduate of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Bow.
Martineau, who was confirmed by the Executive Council on December 18, replaced George Walker, who left the Board in August upon his retirement as Assistant Chief of Nashua Fire Rescue. Martineau will serve the remainder of Walker’s term and be eligible for reappointment in July 2021.
NHRS is administered by a 13-member Board of Trustees that includes one employee member, one teacher member, one firefighter member, one police officer member, four employer representatives (one each representing the state, counties, schools, and municipalities), four public members, and the State Treasurer. All trustees – with the exception of the State Treasurer, who serves ex officio – are nominated by the Governor for three-year terms and must be confirmed by a vote of the Executive Council.
All Trustees must have familiarity with or experience in finance or business management. A full list of Trustees is available at: https://www.nhrs.org/about-nhrs/board-of-trustees
NHRS provides retirement, disability, and death benefits to its eligible members and their beneficiaries. The State of New Hampshire and nearly 470 local government employers participate in NHRS for their employees, teachers, firefighters, and police officers. NHRS has approximately 48,000 active members and 37,000 benefit recipients. NHRS administers a defined benefit plan qualified as a tax-exempt entity under sections 401(a) and 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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