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The 2014 Pension 40: A. Melissa Moye

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A. Melissa Moye
Senior Policy Adviser
U.S. Department of the Treasury
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In 2013 the Treasury Department created the Office of State and Local Finance to, among other things, provide analysis and policy on public pensions and other postemployment benefits. The unit’s director, Kent Hiteshew, who was also given the job of developing municipal markets and infrastructure finance, and investigating state and local budget practices and fiscal conditions, tapped A. Melissa Moye, 52, to tackle pension policy. Moye joined the office in April 2014 after a four-year stint as chief investment officer of the $45 billion Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. “The energy level is high,” says Moye, pointing out that more than 25 million Americans depend on public pensions. The office will be “quite entrepreneurial.” Her first order of business is to gather data on the health of public pensions from across the 50 states. Before her term as CIO, Moye worked as an adviser to Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp on financial policy issues and also served as a retirement system trustee and an investment committee member. “One of the key lessons for me was that pensions must be consistently funded,” she says. Earlier, Moye, who holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame, worked as chief economist in trust and investment services and director of investments at Amalgamated Bank.

The 2014 Pension 40

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Bruce Rauner
Illinois
John and
Laura Arnold

Laura and John
Arnold Foundation
Randi Weingarten
American Federation of Teachers
Rahm Emanuel
Chicago
David Boies
Boies, Schiller & Flexner
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Randy DeFrehn
National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans
Damon Silvers
AFL-CIO
Laurence Fink
BlackRock
Chris Christie
New Jersey
Robin Diamonte
United Technologies Corp.
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Ted Eliopoulos
California Public Employees’ Retirement System
John Kline
Minnesota
J. Mark Iwry
U.S. Treasury Department
Gina Raimondo
Rhode Island
Phyllis Borzi
U.S. Labor Department
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Orrin Hatch
Utah
Abigail Johnson
Fidelity Investments
Ted Wheeler
Oregon
Caitlin Long
Morgan Stanley
James Hoffa
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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Amy Kessler
Prudential Financial
Alejandro
García Padilla

Puerto Rico
Christopher Klein
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Caifornia
Steven Rhodes
Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Kevin de León
California
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David Draine
Pew Charitable Trusts
Jordan Marks
National Public Pension Coalition
Sam Liccardo
California
Joshua Rauh
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Karen Ferguson and Karen Friedman
Pension Rights Center
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Timothy Blake
Moody’s Investors Service
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Center for Retirement Initiatives, Georgetown University
Edward (Ted) Siedle
Benchmark Financial Services
Daniel Loeb
Third Point
Judy Mares
Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Labor Department
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Andrew Biggs
American Enterprise Institute
Andy Stern
Columbia University
Kenneth Mehlman
KKR & Co.
Teresa Ghilarducci
New School for Social Research
A. Melissa Moye
U.S. Treasury Department


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