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Meet The Staff

Charles E. Kostro
Executive Director

In March of 2011, Chuck Kostro was appointed as Executive Director by the newly constituted Board of the Essex Regional Retirement System. As Executive Director, Chuck is responsible for the day-to-day operations of ERRS, which manages the investment of $340 million in system assets, a $40 million annual budget and provides retirement services to 3,880 members and 1,660 retirees throughout Essex County. Chuck's phone number is (978)739-9151, x105, and his email is

Anne M. Speicher
Director of Finance

Anne Speicher is the Director of Finance and is responsible for the accounting and financial management of the retirement system.  Anne can be contacted for any finance or accounting questions. Anne is also responsible for the monthly pension payroll.  Please contact Anne regarding any benefit payroll issues you may have, including direct deposit and health insurance deduction questions.  Anne's phone number is  (978) 739-9151, x103, and her email is

Traci Masterson
Administrative Assistant

Traci Masterson is the Administrative Assistant for ERRS.  Traci is responsible for the daily operations of the office and for providing general retirement information.  Traci also assists retirees and members in accessing their accounts via the Employee/Retiree Portal.  Traci's phone number is (978) 739-9151, x121, and her email is
Scott Provensal
Member Services Analyst

Scott Provensal is the Member Services Analyst and is responsible for processing refunds, transfers of funds to other retirement systems, rollovers of funds to other tax-exempt retirement plans, and the buybacks of creditable service. Scott also handles retirement applications and provides retirement counseling to members. Scott's phone number is (978) 739-9151, x101, and his email is

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Krysten Wallace
Senior Retirement Coordinator

Krysten Wallace is the Senior Retirement Coordinator.  She retires members and processes disability applications.  Krysten can be contacted for retirement estimates and counseling or any issues of concern to ERRS retirees.  Krysten's phone number is (978) 739-9151, x104, and her email is

491 Maple Street, Suite 202, Danvers, MA 01923-4025 • Phone:(978) 739-9151 • Fax:(978) 750-0745 • Toll Free:(800) 224-4804