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RRB Announces Executive Appointments
PR 13-2 January 2013 View this document in PDF

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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 Service.

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.

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Date posted: 01/16/2013
Date updated: 01/14/2013