Tuesday, February 16, 2010
“It has been a great honor serving as Executive Director of HMEPS. I want to thank every
HMEPS staff member and the board of trustees for all the work they have done and will continue
to do to protect the retirement security of the City’s hard-working municipal employees,” Long
said in a statement. “While I am looking forward to my new life as a retiree, I will miss the people at HMEPS. But I know they will continue to act in the best interests of our participants.”
It has been known that Long often had a contentious relationship with Mayor White as can be seen from some of Matt Stile's old reporting in 2007 here and here.
Long started his city of Houston tenure in 1979 in the city's finance and administration department. He became HMEPS executive director in 1993.