GA Fund Turns to New Executive

July 24, 2008 ( - The Employees Retirement System (ERS) of Georgia Board of Trustees earlier this month tapped Pamela Pharris as the new Executive Director.

According to a news release, before coming to ERS, Pharris worked as a Benefits Plan Consultant with Hewitt Associates for eight years. At Hewitt, Pharris assisted clients with plan redesigns, administration, compliance, customer service, financial planning, acquisitions and total rewards.

Prior to Hewitt, Pamela worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation and SunTrust Banks where she managed the pension and defined contribution plans.

“Retirement is a process which begins the day a person enters the workforce, but is often not thought about until later in life,” Pharris said in the announcement. “For our active employees, my goal will be to make planning for retirement an essential part of their everyday lives and to provide them with the right education and tools necessary for them to build for a strong future. For our retirees and beneficiaries, I will continue to provide a top-rated customer service experience throughout all phases of your retirement and to be a source of information around every aspect of retirement.”