Retired TRTA Executive Director Donna Cotner has finally been able to return home after a lengthy recovery following an automobile accident this summer (see article under TRTA News and Photos). While at home, she will continue to receive services from home health. Donna says she really has appreciated all the cards, well wishes, and prayers she received from TRTA members.
Karen Peterman (KCRTA President), Libby Burney (KCRTA Past President) and Mary Brockett (KCRTA President-Elect)
Libby Burney (KCRTA Past President) and Linda Cannon Tyler (KCRTA Board Member)
Mike Blankenship and Myra Sowder (KCRTA Board Members)
(posted August 17, 2023)
Dr. Duran Williams, TRTA Executive Director, reports that members have begun receiving the letter from Pension Benefit Information (PBI)--
Dr. Williams encourages members to read the PBI letters carefully and follow recommendations for remaining vigilant against identity theft and fraud. Continue to monitor the TCRS website for further information.
Communication from Bridget Dorse (Administrative Assistant, TCRS) on August 7, 2023, to Dr. Doran Williams (Executive Director, TRTA)--
This is the information and website links we are providing members.
The letters from PBI were mailed last week. TCRS has a FAQs document located at https://treasury.tn.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Retirement/PBIIncidentFAQ.pdf . Any updates related to the data security breach will be made to this document. We apologize for the unanticipated delay.
On our website there is also a link "Recovering from identify theft" ,https://consumer.ftc.gov/features/identity-theft , that provides steps you can take now to protect your identity.
One step you can take now is to freeze your credit with the 3 credit bureaus, Experian – (888)-397-3742, TransUnion – (888)-909-8872, and Equifax – (888)-298-0045. You can also request a free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com and review to ensure no transactions are on your account that you did not authorize.
Retiring in 2017 after a decade of working for TEA, Dr. Williams returns to the fold following a stint with Lincoln Memorial University, promising, "I will work diligently to protect, and hopefully expand, our members retirement and insurance benefits."
While working for TEA, Dr. Williams served first as a UniServ coordinator, then as a statewide membership coordinator, and last as the assistant executive director for advocacy.
Married to a retired Pre-K teacher, he and his wife have three grown children, two of whom are also educators. Dr. Williams says that he is "honored to work and serve the current and future retired teachers across the state."
Our hearts go out to recently retired TRTA Executive Director Donna Cotner as she continues to recuperate from extensive injuries following a serious car accident.
After stays at Vanderbilt Hospital and then Encompass Hospital in Franklin, she has now been moved to Room 316 at The Reserve of Spring Hill, located at 2000 Reserve Blvd, Spring Hill, TN 37174.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers.
Occurring June 29-30 in Orlando, Florida, the following were TRTA delegates :
(Front row) Ann Booher, JoAnn Smith Mashburn, Linda McCrary, Eric Hugh
(Back row) Ron Moss, Daisy Cleaves, Stephen Henry, Barbara Gray