The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has made two senior-level appointments
within its management team.
Chief Financial Officer George V. Govan will also now serve as the agency's
Senior Executive Officer, while Martha M. Barringer was named as the Director of
Programs. Ms. Barringer previously served as the agency's Director of Field
Both appointments stem from the retirement of Dorothy M. Isherwood, who retired
as of January 3 after more than 39 years of service at the RRB. Ms. Isherwood
had been Director of Programs since June 2003 and served as Senior Executive
Officer since April 2012.
Mr. Govan joined the RRB as Chief Financial Officer in February 2011 after
retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He is also a Certified Public
Accountant. As the Senior Executive Officer, he will chair the RRB's Executive
Committee, coordinating development and implementation of agency policy.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of
Mary Hardin-Baylor (1992), a Master of Business Administration degree from Troy
State University at Montgomery (1994), and a Doctor of Education degree from The
George Washington University (2005).
Ms. Barringer had served as the RRB's Director of Field Service, overseeing the
RRB's national network of 53 field offices, since July 2000. Before then, she
had been Director of the Resource Management Center and Director of Debt
Management in the agency's unemployment and sickness insurance program.
As Director of Programs, Ms. Barringer will oversee all headquarters units
involved in adjudicating and processing benefit payments.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Benedict (1976) in
St. Joseph, Minnesota.
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An independent Federal agency headquartered in
Chicago, the RRB administers more than $11.3 billion a year in benefits under
the Federal Railroad Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Acts covering the
nation's railroad workers and their families.