An Experienced Local Team for PARS’ New England Expansion!Categories: New England Developments,PARS In the News
PARS is pleased to announce that Kathryn Cannie, has joined the PARS team as a Senior Consultant to support PARS services in New England. She will work alongside Senior Vice President Maureen Toal, a PARS 15 year veteran. Both Maureen and Kathryn have strong governmental backgrounds in New England.
Kathryn has worked for over 20 years in government relations and public affairs management, with significant work experience with cities, towns and various state departments throughout New England. Prior to coming to PARS, Kathryn served as Vice President for a New England based consulting firm for eight years where she provided day-to-day management of the firm with direct oversight of client services. Kathryn has a master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from Sweet Briar College in Virginia.
Maureen has applied her extensive governmental experience to PARS public agency clients for the past 15 years, and was instrumental in refining the PARS OPEB Trust product to meet the growing needs of public agencies to fund post retirement health care. Prior to joining PARS in 1999, Maureen spent 17 years working as a key aide to government officials at all levels, including a Massachusetts State Representative and a Congressman representing the State of Massachusetts. Maureen is a former Assistant City Manager and Human Resources Director, where she gained first-hand experience in public employee retirement issues through her public policy work and local government service. Maureen has a master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Personnel Administration from USC, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara. In addition, Maureen has a Certificate of Achievement in Public Pension Policy from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.