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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.

Kelly Arnold

Kelly Arnold Chairman

  • County Clerk, Sedgwick County
  • Board member since March 2013
  • Current term expires January 2021
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Wichita, KS
Suresh Ramamurthi

Suresh Ramamurthi Vice-Chairman

  • Chairman, CBW Bank
  • Board member since July 2013
  • Current term expires June 2021
  • Appointed by the President of the Senate
  • From Topeka, KS
Ernie Claudel

Ernie Claudel

  • Retired Teacher
  • Board member since July 2013
  • Current term expires June 2021
  • Elected Member - School
  • From Olathe, KS
Shawn Creger

Shawn Creger

  • Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Board member since July 2015
  • Current term expires June 2019
  • Appointed by the Speaker of the House
  • From Prairie Village, KS
James C. Cusser

James C. Cusser, CFA

  • Wall Street Investment Banker and Mutual Fund Manager
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Political Science, Johnson County Community College
  • Board member since September 2017
  • Current term expires January 2019
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Mission Hills, KS
Jake LaTurner

Jake LaTurner, State Treasurer

  • Kansas State Treasurer
  • Board member since April 2017
  • Current term expires January 2019
  • Statutory Member
  • From Pittsburg, KS
Ryan Trader

Ryan Trader

  • Firefighter/Paramedic , Olathe Fire Department
  • Board member since July 2017
  • Current term expires June 2021
  • Elected member - Non-School
  • From Olathe, KS
Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers

  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Board member since September 2015
  • Current term expires January 2019
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Manhattan, KS
James Zakoura

James Zakoura

  • Partner, Smithyman & Zakoura law firm
  • Board member since March 2018
  • Current term expires January 2021
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Overland Park, KS

Board Duties

    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 2018
Month Day Committee Agenda & Approved Minutes
July 2017 21 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  20 Audit Committee Agenda
  20 Investment Committee Agenda
  21 Personnel Committee Agenda
September 2017 22 Full Board Agenda| Minutes
  22 Personnel Committee Agenda
21 Investment Committee Agenda
  21 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  27 Full Board Agenda
October 2017 19 & 20 Educational & Planning Meeting Agenda | Minutes
       
November 2017 17 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  17 Audit Committee Agenda
  16 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  16 Investment Committee Agenda
January 2018 19 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  19 Audit Committee Agenda
  18 Personnel Committee Agenda
  18 Investment Committee Agenda
March 2018 16 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  16 Audit Committee Agenda
  15 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  15 Investment Committee Agenda
May 2018 18 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  18 Personnel Committee Agenda
  17 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  17 Investment Committee Agenda

FY 2019
Month Day Committee Agenda & Approved Minutes
July 2018 27 Full Board Agenda
  26 Audit Committee Agenda
  26 Investment Committee Agenda
  27 Personnel Committee Agenda
September 2018 21 Full Board Agenda
  20 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  20 Investment Committee Agenda
  21 Personnel Committee Agenda
October 2018 18 & 19 Educational & Planning Meeting Agenda
       
November 2018 16 Full Board
  15 Deferred Compensation Committee
  15 Investment Committee
  16 Audit Committee
January 2019 18 Full Board
  17 Audit Committee
  17 Investment Committee
  18 Personnel Committee
March 2019 22 Full Board
  22 Audit Committee
  21 Deferred Compensation Committee
  21 Investment Committee
  22 Personnel Committee
May 2019 17 Full Board
  16 Deferred Compensation Committee
  16 Investment Committee
  17 Personnel Committee

Committee Assignments

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  Location

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]


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