PEBP BOARD INTERVIEWS JUST TWO CANDIDATES FOR THEIR EXECUTIVE OFFICER VACANCY FOLLOWING A 2 WEEK SEARCH FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.
RPEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS FILES THE FOLLOWING NOTES WITH THE OUTCOME FROM THE MARCH 3, 2020 MEETING.
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ BENEFITS PROGRAM (PEBP)
BOARD MEETING FOLLOWUP
EXECUTIVE OFFICER CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS AND SELECTION
MARCH 3, 2020
In a special meeting Tuesday, March 03, 2020, the Public Employees’ Benefits Program (PEBP) Board unanimously selected Interim Executive Officer Laura Rich as the permanent Executive Officer for the agency.
There were originally three candidates being considered, though one dropped out yesterday (Monday) leaving only two, Rich and Michael Lynch. The two faced a host of questions from the board and in the end the board said Rich was more prepared and answered the questions more thoroughly than Lynch. Lynch, who worked around 9 years for the State Department of Insurance before leaving for a private consulting position, faced a lot of scrutiny about his qualifications for the position.
Rich will now undergo routine background and reference checks before taking over officially. RPEN was well represented at the meeting with Legislative Advocate Marlene Lockard and Executive Director Terri Laird making public comment in Carson City and State President Ruth Kilmer attending the video-conference at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. Additionally Elaine Steiner, our Washoe Chapter President, also attended the meeting at the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City.
RPEN congratulates Ms. Rich and we look forward to continue working together for the betterment of all public employees, along with our fellow advocacy groups.