LRS - Governed by ERS Board of Trustees

Composition - 7 members:

3 ex-officio members
  State Auditor
  State Treasurer
  Department of Administrative Services Commissioner
1 member appointed by the Governor

2 members elected by the other Trustees who have had at least five years of ERS membership

1 member elected by the other Trustees who has had at least 10 years experience in investments. This trustee cannot be a current or former member of ERS. [OCGA 47-2-21]

Term: Four years. [OCGA 47-2-21]

Officers: Chair and Vice-Chair elected annually. [OCGA 47-2-22 and Bylaws]

Meetings: Annual meeting on third Thursday in April at 10:00 A.M. at ERSGA office. [Bylaws] See the ERSGA calendar for meeting dates. View/print the Current Board Meeting Agenda and Secretary's Report.

Quorum: Five members in attendance are required by law. [OCGA 47-2-21 (f)]

Votes: Four votes are required for a decision of the Board. [OCGA 47-2-21 (f)]

Investment Committee: At least four members appointed by Chair, plus Executive Secretary who is a non-voting member. Three voting members are a quorum and three votes required. Committee elects its Chair. [Bylaws]


Lonice Barrett Lonice Barrett
Board Chair
Appointed by the Governor
January 5, 2012 - June 30, 2019
Eli P. Niepoky Eli P. Niepoky
10 years of investment experience; appointed by the trustees
February 20, 2014 – June 30, 2021
Harold Reheis
5 years of ERS membership; appointed by the trustees
Retired Member of ERS
May 27, 2008 - June 30, 2020
Frank F. Thach, Jr. Frank F. Thach, Jr.
5 years ERS membership; appointed by the trustees
Retired member of ERS
December 17, 2009 - June 30, 2018
Steven N. McCoy Steven N. McCoy
Ex-officio member as State Treasurer
Novemer 1, 2011 - Indefinite
Greg Griffin
Greg Griffin
Ex-officio member as State Auditor
July 1, 2012 - Indefinite
Ryan Shawn Ryan
Ex-officio member as Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services
October 2, 2017 - Indefinite


Board Contact Information
Fax:  (404) 350-6309
Mailing Address:
Board of Trustees
Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia
Attention:  James A. Potvin, Executive Director
Two Northside 75, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA  30318

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