GJRS
Board of Trustees

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Board Contact Information

Email:  boardoftrustees@ers.ga.gov 
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

Composition – 10 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]
  • 3 members appointed by the Governor who are a superior court judge, state court judge, district attorney, state court solicitor-general, or a juvenile court judge [OCGA 47-23-20(b)]

Term

Four years. [OCGA 47-2-21]

Officers

Officers shall be the same as the officers of ERS. [Chair and Vice-Chair elected annually per ERS statute and Bylaws] [OCGA 47-23-20(f) and Bylaws]

Meetings

Annual meeting on third Thursday in April at 10:45 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

Six members in attendance are required by law. [OCGA 47-23-20(e)]

Votes

Five votes are required for a decision of the Board. [OCGA 47-23-20(3)]

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. Committee members are the same as ERS. [Bylaws]

Lonice Barrett
Member
Board Chair
Appointed by the Governor
January 5, 2012 – June 30, 2019
Investment Committee Member


Eli P. Niepoky
Member
Board Vice-Chair
10 years of investment experience; appointed by the trustees
February 20, 2014 – June 30, 2021
Investment Committee Member


Harold Reheis
Member
5 years of ERS membership; appointed by the trustees
Retired Member of ERS
May 27, 2008 – June 30, 2020
Investment Committee Member


Frank F. Thach, Jr.
Member
5 years ERS membership; appointed by the trustees
Retired member of ERS
December 17, 2009 – June 30, 2022
Investment Committee Chair


Steven N. McCoy
Member
Ex-officio member as State Treasurer
November 1, 2011 – Indefinite
Investment Committee Member


Greg Griffin
Member
Ex-officio member as State Auditor
July 1, 2012 – Indefinite
Investment Committee Member


Shawn Ryan
Member
Ex-officio member as Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services
October 2, 2017 – Indefinite
Investment Committee Member


E. Trenton Brown III
Member
Appointed by the Governor, Superior Court Judge
April 10, 2015 – June 30, 2018
Investment Committee Member


Ron Mullins
Member
Appointed by the Governor, Superior Court Judge
May 29, 2015 – June 30, 2020
Investment Committee Member


Ellen S. Golden
Member
Appointed by the Governor, Superior Court Judge
July 29, 2016 – June 30, 2020
Investment Committee Member

Past Board Members

Daniel J. Craig
October 2004 to June 2016

Dennis C. Sanders
July 2010 to April 2015

Larry B. Mims
March 2013 to December 2014

William M. Ray, II
December 2006 to July 2012

Karlton Van Banke
February 2004 to March 2012

Kelly D. Turner
July 1998 to November 2006

Robert E. Keller
July 1998 to October 2004

Cynthia D. Wright
July 1998 to November 2004