Roger Rea Installed as New NCTR President
Roger Rea, Omaha native and Vice President of Nebraska State Education Association-Retired, was installed as President of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) at its Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Rea’s one-year term began on October 9.
Rea, a retired chemistry teacher, taught for 34 years and is the Vice President of the Omaha School Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees. Rea is a past president of the Omaha Education Association, a past president for NSEA-Retired, as well as a past member of the NSEA Board of Directors. Rea was Nebraska’s 1989 Teacher of the Year. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 1985 and was one of two Nebraska candidates for the NASA Teacher in Space Project in 1986.
Rea succeeds past president Jack Ehnes, CEO, CalSTRS. In addition to installing a new president, NCTR members elected Glen Grell, Executive Director of Pennsylvania PSERS, and Erika Glaster, Executive Director of Massachusetts TRS, as Executive Board Members. Reelected Board Members include Susan Brown, Trustee, Alabama Retirement Systems; and Jan Goodwin, Executive Director, New Mexico Retirement Board.
NCTR is an independent association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems in the United States and its territories to which educational employees belong and to promoting the rights and benefits of all present and future members of the systems. NCTR’s mission is to be “THE Resource for fostering strategic partnerships, providing training and pension advocacy for the educational community.”
Help Guide the Direction of NCTR!
NCTR is your association. One of the best ways to be involved is to serve on an NCTR committee. If you signed up for a committee while at the recent NCTR Annual Conference, thank you! We have your name on file and there’s no need to resubmit it. However, if you missed the sign-up opportunity, there’s still time!
Let us know by Thursday, November 1, 2018, which committee(s) you’d enjoy working on. While we cannot guarantee committee slots for all, our goal is to ensure a balanced representation on each committee of our membership.
NCTR Takes Part in Mediaplanet’s Funding Your Future Campaign
We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Financial Health and Wellness campaign where we collaborated with industry leaders to educate future retirees on the importance of having a retirement game-plan. With 40 percent of our workforce currently not saving enough annually for retirement, there is a crucial need for education awareness on the topic. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on September 14, 2018 and is published online.