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Board of Trustees

KPERS Board Members

The KPERS Board of Trustees is comprised of nine members. Four are appointed by the Governor, two are appointed by legislative leaders, two are elected by Retirement System members, and one is the elected State Treasurer. All serve four-year terms.

James Zakoura

James Zakoura Chairperson

  • Special Counsel, Foulston Siefkin LLP
  • Board member since March 2018
  • Current term expires January 2025
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Overland Park, KS
  • Committees: Investment, Personnel
Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson Vice-Chairperson

  • Retired President and CEO of Community National Bank in Seneca
  • Board member since July 2019
  • Current term expires June 2023
  • Appointed by the Speaker of the House
  • From Seneca, KS
  • Committees: Audit (Chairperson), Investment, Personnel (Vice-Chairperson)
Ernie Claudel

Ernie Claudel

  • Retired Teacher and Administrator
  • Board member since July 2013
  • Current term expires June 2025
  • Elected Member - School
  • From Olathe, KS
  • Committees: Deferred Compensation, Investment, Personnel (Chairperson)
Emily Hill

Emily Hill

  • Partner, Bowersock Capital Partners
  • Board member since July 2019
  • Current term expires January 2023
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Lawrence, KS
  • Committees: Deferred Compensation, Investment (Chairperson), Personnel
Lynn Rogers

Lynn Rogers State Treasurer

  • Kansas State Treasurer
  • Board member since January 2021
  • Current term expires January 2023
  • Statutory Member
  • From Wichita, KS
  • Committees: Investment, Personnel
Brad Stratton

Brad Stratton

  • President and CEO, Overland Park Wealth Management
  • Board member since November 2019
  • Current term expires January 2023
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Overland Park, KS
  • Committees: Audit , Deferred Compensation, Investment (Vice-Chairperson), Personnel
Ryan Trader

Ryan Trader

  • Firefighter/Paramedic, Olathe Fire Department
  • Board member since July 2017
  • Current term expires June 2025
  • Elected Member - Non-School
  • From Olathe, KS
  • Committees: Audit (Vice-Chairperson), Deferred Compensation (Chairperson), Investment, Personnel
Sam Williams

Sam Williams

  • Retired CFO and Managing Partner for Sullivan, Higdon, and Sink Agency, former CPA and State of Kansas Secretary of Revenue   
  • Board member since July 2021
  • Appointed by the President of the Senate
  • Current term expires June 2025
  • From Wichita, KS
  • Committees: Audit, Investment, Personnel
Trustee Yun

Jo Yun

  • Vice President of Finance/Operations and Chief Financial Officer, Reach Healthcare Foundation in Kansas City
  • Board member since October 2021
  • Current term expires January 2025
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Prairie Village, KS
  • Committees: Audit, Deferred Compensation, Investment, Personnel

Board Duties

  • Reviews and adopts actuarial assumptions and reviews employer contribution rates.
  • Determines an appropriate asset allocation mix.
  • Establishes and follows investment policies and guidelines.
  • Hires and monitors the performance of investment managers.
  • Hires and monitors the performance of various other service providers, including actuaries, consultants, advisors and custodians.
  • Hires and monitors the performance of the executive director (chief executive officer).

Board Meetings & Minutes

FY 2023
Month Day Committee Agenda & Approved Minutes
July 2022 22 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  21 Audit Committee Agenda
  21 Investment Committee Agenda
  22 Personnel Committee Agenda
September 2022 29 Personnel Committee Agenda
29 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
29 Investment Committee Agenda
  30 Full Board Agenda
October 2022 20 & 21 Board Educational & Planning Meeting Agenda
Meeting will be held in Overland Park, KS  
November 2022 17 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  17 Investment Committee Agenda
  18 Audit Committee Agenda
  18 Full Board Agenda
January 2023 19 Audit Committee
  19 Investment Committee
  20 Personnel Committee
  20 Full Board
March 2023 23 Deferred Compensation Committee
  23 Investment Committee  
  24 Audit Committee  
  24 Personnel Committee  
  24 Full Board  
May 2023 18 Deferred Compensation Committee
  18 Investment Committee
  19 Personnel Committee
  19 Full board

FY 2022
Month Day Committee Agenda & Approved Minutes
July 2021 23 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  22 Audit Committee Agenda
  22 Investment Committee Agenda
  23 Personnel Committee Agenda
September 2021 17 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  17 Personnel Committee Agenda
16 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  16 Investment Committee Agenda
October 2021 28 & 29 Board Educational & Planning Meeting Agenda | Minutes
  Meeting will be held in Overland Park, KS  
November 2021 19 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
19 Audit Committee Agenda
  18 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  18 Investment Committee Agenda
January 2022 21 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  20 Audit Committee Agenda
  20 Investment Committee Agenda
  21 Personnel Committee Agenda
March 2022 25 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  25 Audit Committee Agenda
  24 Personnel Committee Agenda
  24 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  24 Investment Committee Agenda
April 2022 22 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
May 2022 20 Full Board Agenda
  19 Audit Committe
  20 Personnel Committee
  19 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  19 Investment Committee Agenda

Committee Assignments

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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
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