DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheryl Alston, executive director of the Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas (ERF), has been nominated for the Investor Intelligence Award: Good Governance award by Investor Intelligence Network. The award, to be presented to the winner in Los Angeles in April, recognizes a keen understanding and execution of the principles needed for exemplary governance and the subsequent effect it has on the performance of the nominees' organization.
"I'm honored to be amongst the nominees for the Good Governance category," said Alston. "I can't take all the credit for the ERF's good work. I'm fortunate to be part of an outstanding team who all care about what we do how it impacts the employees' of the City of Dallas."
"Nominees are selected in response to an email 'ballot' sent to peer investors on the Investor Intelligence Network," said Katarina Storfer, Head of Investor Relations and Research at Institutional Investor. "We look forward to nominees and winners sharing their experiences and networking with their peers at the award's ceremony."
Alston began her term with ERF in October 2004. In 2011, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Advisory Committee, a government agency that protects the retirement incomes of more than 44 million American workers. In 2010, Alston was selected as one of the Rising Stars of Public Funds by the editors of Institutional Investor News.
In addition to serving as executive director for ERF, she is a member of the Council of Institutional Investors, The National Council of Public Employee Retirement Systems, the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems and the National Association of Securities Professionals.
The Investor Intelligence Awards were created to recognize the most outstanding and innovative Corporate and Public Plan sponsors and Endowments and Foundations in North America. The Investor Intelligence Network showcases and highlights the exceptional work of the award nominees and winners while also providing a private platform for members to participate and engage in stimulating and free-flowing discussions on trending topics and issues.
About Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas
The Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas (ERF) is a $3 billion pension plan for the city's civilian employees.
Investor Intelligence Network has more than 2,000 members representing 98 countries, 1,250 global institutions and $23.8 trillion of combined assets.
SOURCE Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas