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Meet The Staff

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Charles E. Kostro
Executive Director

As Executive Director since 2011, Chuck Kostro is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the retirement system, including oversight of the investment of $370 million in system assets and the management of its $40 million annual budget. Chuck has over 25 years of senior management experience in the public sector, including serving as the Undersecretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Highway Department.  Chuck has also held leadership positions in local government, serving as a selectman and Town Administrator. Chuck's phone number is (978) 739-9151, x105, and his email is [email protected].


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Anne M. Speicher
Director of Administration & Finance
Anne Speicher is the Director of Administration & Finance and is responsible for the accounting and financial management of the retirement system. Prior to joining ERRS, Anne served as the Deputy Director of the Brookline Retirement System and as the Assistant Town Accountant for the Town of Amesbury.  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 [email protected].
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Traci Masterson
Executive Assistant

Traci Masterson is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and is responsible for the daily operations of the retirement system. Traci has previously worked as the Assistant to the Town Administrator in Wenham, and has also worked for The Trustees of Reservations and the Museum of Science.  In addition to her Executive Assistant duties, Traci manages the processing of refunds, rollovers and transfers of member funds. Traci also assists retirees and members in accessing the Employee/Retiree Portal on the ERRS website.  You can reach Traci via phone at (978) 739-9151, x121, and her email is [email protected].
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Scott Provensal
Retirement Counselor

Scott Provensal is one of ERRS' retirement counselors. Prior to coming to ERRS in 2013, Scott spent seven years working for the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System.  Scott provides retirement counseling service to ERRS members and also processes disability applications. Scott can be contacted for retirement estimates and counseling or any issues of concern to ERRS retirees. Scott also handles the purchase of prior non-membership or refunded service by ERRS members. If you are interested in filing a retirement application, receiving a retirement estimate, or purchasing service, please do not hesitate to contact Scott.  Scott's phone number is (978) 739-9151, x123, and his email is [email protected].
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Katherine Carleton
Retirement Counselor

Kathy Carleton is one of ERRS' retirement counselors. Kathy has most recently served as the Director of Administrative Services with the Ipswich Public Schools and previously worked for ERRS from 2011 to 2013.  Kathy has also worked as the Executive Assistant in the Town of Boxford and for the Pentucket Regional School District.  Kathy provides retirement counseling service to ERRS members and also processes disability applications. Kathy also handles the purchase of prior non-membership or refunded service by ERRS members. If you are interested in filing a retirement application, receiving a retirement estimate, or purchasing service, please do not hesitate to contact Kathy.  Kathy's phone number is (978) 739-9151, x104, and her email is [email protected].
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Donavin Bentley
Membership Coordinator

Donavin Bentley is the ERRS Membership Coordinator and is responsible for the management of member's annuity savings accounts. Donavin previously worked for the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System and, prior to MTRS, he was a public school teacher.  Donavin is also responsible for enrolling individuals in the retirement system and for providing members notices regarding their membership status. Donavin also handles the purchase of prior non-membership or refunded service by ERRS members.  Please feel free to contact Donavin if you have a question regarding your annuity account, your membership eligibility, or if you are interested in purchasing prior service.  Donavin can be reached by phone at (978) 739-9151, extension 101 or via email at [email protected].


 
 
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