For Immediate Release: August 22, 2019
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CONCORD, NH – Benjamin Jean was recently appointed to the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS, the retirement system) Board of Trustees as an employer member representing the state.
He is currently the Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, where he has served since 2018. Jean has been in NH law enforcement since 1992. He started with the Deerfield Police Department and worked there for 8 years prior to taking a position with the NH Police Standards and Training Council, where he worked for 17 years. He lives in Nottingham.
NHRS Trustees are nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Executive Council. Jean, who was confirmed in July, replaced former Deputy Liquor Commissioner Mike Milligan, who resigned from the board when he left state service.
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 here.
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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