Pension Reform Task Force

MEMBERS

David Austin, Managing Director
Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C.

Renee Bourget-Place, Office Managing Partner
KPMG LLP

Jo Bradley, CEO
Vermont Economic Development Authority

Sara Byers, President
Leonardo’s Pizza

David Coates, Managing Partner
KPMG LLP (Retired)

Mark Crow, President
Tenth Crow Creative


Christopher Loso, Vice President
Loso’s Professional Janitorial Services, Inc.

Jeffrey McMahan, President and Managing Partner
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.

Brian Otley, Senior Vice President and COO
Green Mountain Power Corp.

John Pelletier, Executive Director
The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College

Cassie Polhemus, COO
Vermont Economic Development Authority

Michael Seaver, President, Vermont
People’s United Bank

RESOURCES
Defining the Issue

View Introduction (pdf)


View Vermont Taxpayers’ Obligation (pdf)


Events

Promises Made Promises Kept Conference – Presentations and full RETN taping of event (10.10.17)

Opinion Editorials
David Coates: “More Bad Pension News for Vermonters” (2.8.18)
Mark Crow: “Responsible Solutions for Irresponsible Debt” (4.24.18)
John Pelletier: “Did You Know That You are an Insurance Company?” (5.21.18)

Other Media of Interest
•  “Vermont’s Ballooning Pension Debt Threatens State’s Financial Future” (Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger, 8.1.18)
•  Common Sense Radio Segment Hosted by Bill Sayre with David Coates: Do we have adequate reserves to pay future pensions for Vermont teachers and State employees? And if not, what should we do to correct the situation? David Coates and Bill explore. Listen Here (9.7.18)
•  “Moody’s Drops Vermont’s Long Standing Triple A Rating” (Anne Wallace Allen, VTDigger, 10.23.18)
•  “Moody’s Drop Will Cost State About $1M More for Each $150M Borrowed” (Anne Wallace Allen, VTDigger, 10.25.18)