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Bush, Haines elected to board of trustees

James A. Bush, Jr., and Kenneth B. Haines have been elected this spring to the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees. Trustee Bush, a budget analyst with the Maryland Transit Administration, was elected by members and retirees of the Employees' Systems. He previously served as a trustee of the Baltimore City Employees Retirement System and the Baltimore City Elected Official Retirement System for 10 years, the last three as board chairman. He then was employed as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. Mr. Bush holds degrees in business/finance and chemistry from the University of Baltimore and Loyola University, respectively.

Trustee Bush replaces retiring board member Sheila Hill. First elected in 2004, Trustee Hill has served as chairman of the board's corporate governance committee and as a member of the administrative and investment committees. During her decade on the board, Ms. Hill became known for her dedicated service on behalf of the stakeholders of the system.

As the only educator to collect the required nominations to qualify as a candidate for the board, Trustee Haines was elected to serve as representative of the Teachers' Systems. A board member since January 2012, Mr. Haines was a foreign language instructor at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville. He now serves now as president of the Prince George's County Educators' Association (PGCEA), the bargaining unit for the county's 9,000 professional educators.

Trustees Bush and Haines will begin their new terms August 1.