RI Announces Pension and Investments Appointments

February 25, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo announced three new staff members in the areas of policy, operations and pensions.

In addition, the state’s chief investment officer has been retained and the associate director of finance position was filled through an internal promotion. 

According to a news release, Melissa Malone has been appointed Assistant Director of Member Services, Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island. She was previously a senior associate at Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman, LLP and is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She currently serves on the Providence Public School Board. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and Trinity College.   

Kenneth E. Goodreau, Chief Investment Officer, has managed the Treasury’s investments since 2006. Patrick Marr, who was previously a fiscal manager and investment analyst for the Treasury has been named Associate Director of Finance. He is a graduate of Providence College.   

Josh Brumberger is appointed Deputy Treasurer, Policy & Financial Empowerment. Prior to joining the office, Brumberger was the chief of staff and senior advisor for Eric Dinallo’s campaign for New York State Attorney General. He also worked for the Fortress Investment Group in New York. From 2002 to 2006. He is a graduate of Northeastern University.  

Christopher T. Feisthamel is Chief Operating Officer. He was previously the principal of Dempsey & Co, a management consulting firm. Prior to founding the business in 2005, he worked at Citizens and Fidelity Investments in operational and CFO roles. He serves on the boards of Preserve Rhode Island, Leadership Rhode Island and the Providence College President’s Council, among other organizations. He is a graduate of Providence College.