SEAD
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 – 6 members:

  • 4 ex-officio members
    • State Auditor
    • State Treasurer
    • Department of Administrative Services Commissioner
    • Labor Commissioner 
  • 2 members appointed by the Governor [OCGA 47-19-1]

Term

Indefinite [OCGA 47-19-1]

Officers

Officers shall be the same as the officers of ERS. [Bylaws]

Meetings

Annually on third Thursday in April at 11:15 am at ERSGA. [Bylaws] See the ERSGA calendar for meeting dates. 

Quorum

Four members in attendance are required by law. [Bylaws]

Votes

Three votes are required for a decision of the Board. [Bylaws]

Investment Committee

At least four members appointed by Chair of ERS’s Board of Trustees, 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]

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


Lynne Riley
Member
Ex-officio member as State Treasurer
May 16, 2019 – Indefinite
Investment Committee Member


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


Alex Atwood
Member
Ex-officio member as Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services
March 1, 2019 – Indefinite


Mark Butler
Member
Ex-officio member as Labor Commissioner
January 2, 2011 – Indefinite
Investment Committee Member