HARRISBURG, PA – The Board of Trustees of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) today held its annual organizational meeting at its headquarters in Harrisburg. Melva S. Vogler, of Hawley, Wayne County, was re-elected Chairman of the PSERS’ Board of Trustees and Nathan G. Mains, of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, was re-elected Vice Chairman.
The Board unanimously re-elected Ms. Vogler to a one-year term as Chairman. Ms. Vogler has been a member of PSERS’ Board since 1994. She represented active members on the Board for twenty years and was elected in 2013 to serve as the Trustee for PSERS retired members. She has served as Chairman since January 2007.
Ms. Vogler is a graduate of Susquehanna University. She also earned a master’s degree from Marywood College and received her supervisory certificate from the University of Scranton. She retired from Wallenpaupack Area High School in 2013.
She is a member of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) Legislation Committee. In addition, she was a member of the Executive Board of the NCTR from November 2003 through November 2009 and served as the President of the NCTR. She also currently serves on the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) Staff Pension Board, and was a member of PSEA’s Board of Directors from 1988 until August 2004, and served on its Budget Committee from 1991 through August 2004. She also served on the National Institute on Retirement Security Board and on the Executive Committee of the Council of Institutional Investors. Ms. Vogler is currently a member of PSEA-Retired and Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.
The Board also unanimously re-elected Nathan G. Mains to a one-year term as Vice Chairman. Mr. Mains serves ex officio on PSERS’ Board as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Inc. He began his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association in September 2013. In addition, he serves as a President and a member of the Board of the PA School Boards Insurance Trust, and as Chief Executive Officer of School Boards Services Corporation.
He also serves as treasurer of the Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund (PSDLAF), a $5 billion fund created specifically to assist local education agencies and municipal entities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania manage their investment needs. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Board and Policy Committee Chair for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), and as Secretary of the board of EasyProcure, a procurement card joint venture.
Mr. Mains serves as a member of the Advisory Board to the National School Boards Action Center and is the Board Secretary/Treasurer of EdPAC and the Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation. Mr. Mains is also a member of the Board of Directors of C.M. Regent Insurance Company, one of the leading insurers of school property in the United States.
Mr. Mains holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Lebanon Valley College, participated in the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program and attended Shippensburg University’s graduate school for communications.
About the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System - PSERS is the 16th largest state-sponsored defined benefit public pension fund in the nation. As of September 30, 2017, PSERS had net assets of approximately $54.1 billion and a membership of approximately 256,000 active school employees and over 230,000 retirees.