State Treasurer Deb Goldberg appointed Kathryn Kougias Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Retirement Board (MSRB), after being the Board’s Interim Executive Director from January through March 2023. She started with the MSRB in 2018 as the Finance Director.

Prior to joining the MSRB, Kathi served for five years as Town Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer for a local municipality. For nearly 20 years, she served in various management roles with State Street Global Advisors, CitiStreet, and ING with a focus on retirement services that included Defined Contribution, Profits Sharing, and 401(k).

Kathi has experience in both the public and private sectors in the retirement market that includes managing institutional services and member services for plan participants. Early in her career she worked for the Office of the State Treasurer under Robert Q. Crane, where she acquired professional experience in administration, cash management, and 457 deferred compensation plans.

“I’m pleased Kathi has been transitioning so well since her appointment and look forward to working with someone who has such an extensive background in both public and private retirement environments”, comments State Board elected member and Mass Retirees President Frank Valeri.

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