Black Caucus Member Spotlight: Debra Roberts

Debra Roberts is deputy executive director/CFO of State of Maryland–Maryland Teachers & State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans

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Debra Roberts is a certified public accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. She has more than twenty years pf experience in budgeting, finance, and audit. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, Debra oversees and prepares annual budgets for the State of Maryland Supplemental Retirement Plans comprising 401k, 403(b), 457, and 401(a).

Debra serves as the Board’s internal expert along with their General Counsel, regarding existing tax law and changes to such, both State and Federal, thus working directly with the Board Chairman and Executive Director regarding such matters. She is also a member of GFOA's Executive Board.

Three Questions

What is the current (or most recent) book you are reading?

Hinds’ feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Who is the person that influenced you most in your life?

People generally say mom. I will deviate because, as an adult, most of the influence I needed came from my dad.

Favorite personal motto or quote?

To be a friend, one must be friendly.