Committee On Retirement and Benefits Administration (CORBA)

The Committee on Retirement Benefits and Administration works with state and local administrators, trustees, and personnel officials to effectively manage state and local retirement funds and employee benefits. The committee tracks new industry practices, regulatory and legislative developments, and issues best practices to assist public pension and personnel officers.

Members of the Committee 

  • CHAIR: Barry C. Faison, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Virginia Retirement System, Richmond, VA
  • VICE-CHAIR: Drew Corbett, Assistant City Manager, City of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
  • Robert K. Biles, Vice President of Finance, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Barbara A. Dameron, CPA, Assistant Chief Financial Officer, City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA
  • Brenda Shott, Assistant CEO, Finance & Internal Operations, Orange County Employees' Retirement System
  • Alexandre Espinosa, Director of Finance, Montgomery County Government, Rockville, MD
  • Doug Fiddler, Senior Actuary, South Dakota Retirement System, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Joan Jadali, CPFO, Director of Finance, City of Chesterfield, Chesterfield, MO
  • Michael Kennington, Chief Financial Officer, City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ
  • Mrs. Darlene Malaney, Director of Finance Services, Palm Beach County - Clerk & Comptroller, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Matthew J. Malinowski, Business Manager, Upper Moreland School District, Willow Grove, PA
  • Sandy Matheson, Executive Director, Maine Public Employees Retirement System, Augusta, ME
  • Lawrence Mundy, Chief Financial Officer, Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA), Denver, CO
  • Mark F. Nannini, Chief Financial Officer, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook, IL
  • Duane R. Pitcher, CPA, CPFO, Director of Finance, City of Ames, Ames, IA
  • Melanie Purcell, Administrative Services Director, City of Sausalito, San Rafael, CA
  • Clara Santos, Department Fiscal Administrator, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Ebony Shelton, Director, Office of Financial Policy & Planning, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Brenda Shott, Assistant CEO, Finance & Internal Operations, Orange County Employees Retirement System, Santa Ana, CA
  • Casey J. Srader, Budget Manager, City of Plano, Plano, TX
  • Mrs. Lori Thomas, Finance and Insurance Manager, City of Rock Hill, Rock Hill, SC
  • John M. Troyer, Director of Finance, Town of Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Diane Waldron, Comptroller, City of Bristol, Bristol, CT
  • Phyllis L. Walker, Chief Financial Officer, State Universities Retirement System, Champaign, IL
  • Mark Edward Whelan, CFO, Teacher's Retirement System, Frankfort, KY
  • Barbara G. Whitehorn, Chief Financial Officer, City of Asheville, Asheville, NC

 Advisors

  • Paul Angelo, Senior Vice President & Actuary, Segal Consulting, San Francisco, CA
  • Kate Grangard, CPA, COO, CFO, Gehring Group, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Valentine Link, Jr., CEBS, Managing Director, PFM, Philadelphia, PA
  • John Saeli, Vice President, Market Strategy & Government Affairs, ICMA-RC, Washington, DC
  • Marcus Wu, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, San Diego, CA

Ex-Officios

  • Veronica A. Carrillo, Fiscal Administrator, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Terry S. Stone, CPA, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations, Hanover County Public Schools, Ashland, VA

GFOA Staff