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PERAC
PARSONS SELECTED TO SUCCEED CONNARTON
For the  rst time in nearly two decades,
the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC), the state’s pension oversight agency, will have a new Executive Director. John Parsons, Esq., their cur- rent General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director, has been selected to suc- ceed Joseph Connarton in that leadership position.
New Executive Director For State Pension Oversight Agency
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January 2019
After a lengthy screen-
ing process from a list of
excellent candidates, the seven-member Commission, in rec- ognizing the agency’s twenty-two year legacy of developing an out- standing reputation within the pub- lic pension community, state and local governments, selected a candi- date from within PERAC itself to lead the agency following Connarton’s retirement.
Connarton, the second Executive Director who has led PERAC for the past twenty years, feels con dent the Commission’s decision was dif-  cult but will result in the continua- tion of PERAC’s mission to provide effective oversight of the 104 pen- sion systems. Responding to us on
JOE CONNARTON
JOHN PARSONS
only possesses the talent, integrity, commitment and understanding to lead this agency to the next level, he also has the passion to continue the work we have started and to ensure the sustainability of the public pension system throughout the Commonwealth. I wish John much good health as he assumes this role and he has my full cooperation as the transition begins.”
Prior to serving as General Counsel to PERAC, John Parsons served as Deputy Auditor for
Audit Operations in the Of ce of the State Auditor and served as a former PERAC Commissioner as well as a Teacher Retirement Board member. Shortly after being appointed Executive Director by the Commission, Parsons stated;
“I’m honored to have been selected by the Commission, and privileged to follow in the footsteps of my friend Joe Connarton, who has led this Commission for nearly 20 years with professionalism, pas- sion, and effectiveness. I look for- ward to continuing the important work of the Commission in provid-
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the Commission’s choice he stated: “I  rst want to congratulate the Search Committee and Commission members for conducting an open and transparent process for the selection of the next Executive Director. That process resulted in the Search Committee presenting two outstanding candidates for consid- eration, John Parsons and Patrick Landers. I am very grati ed that the Commission saw  t to select our General Counsel and Deputy Director
John Parsons as my successor. “John has a long and noteworthy career in public service having spent many years on Beacon Hill and in the Of ce of the State Auditor. John not
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