The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has named Kimberly Price-Butler as its Director of Policy and Systems.
In that position, Ms. Price-Butler will be responsible for developing and improving computer programs and systems, along with necessary forms, instructions and processes, to pay benefits and provide outstanding service to RRB customers.
At the time of her appointment, Ms. Price-Butler served as the Chief of Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, Internet and Support within Policy and Systems, a position she had held since January 2013. Before that, she had been a supervisory policy and systems analyst in that section since September 2006. An RRB employee since June 1990, when she was hired as an unemployment insurance claims examiner, she has held various senior analytical and supervisory positions over the course of her career. She serves as a member of the RRB's Information Technology Steering Committee, helped develop the agency's managerial succession plans, and is an officer in the local chapter of the Federal Managers Association.
Before joining the RRB, Ms. Price-Butler worked for P. Hunter and Associates, a small market-research firm in Chicago now known as the Hunter-Miller Group.
She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Ms. Price-Butler is a native of Chicago, where she currently resides after living in the south suburbs for 15 years. She has one daughter, Camryn, who will be a junior at the University of Missouri.
She replaces Ronald Russo, who retired in December 2014 after 40 years of RRB service.
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