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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

  • Partner, Smithyman & Zakoura law firm
  • Board member since March 2018
  • Current term expires January 2025
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Overland Park, KS
Kelly Arnold

Kelly Arnold

  • County Clerk, Sedgwick County
  • Board member since March 2013
  • Current term expired January 2021 (new appointee pending)
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • From Wichita, KS
Ernie Claudel

Ernie Claudel

  • Retired Teacher and Administrator
  • Board member since July 2013
  • Current term expires June 2025
  • Elected Member - School
  • From Olathe, KS
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
Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

  • 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
Lynn Rogers

Lynn Rogers State Treasurer

  • Kansas State Treasurer
  • Board member since January 2021
  • Current term expires January 2023
  • Statutory Member
  • From Wichita, KS
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
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
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

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 2022
Month Day Committee Agenda & Approved Minutes
July 2021 23 Full Board Agenda
  22 Audit Committee Agenda
  22 Investment Committee Agenda
  23 Personnel Committee Agenda
September 2021 17 Full Board
  17 Personnel Committee
16 Deferred Compensation Committee
  16 Investment Committee

FY 2021
Month Day Committee Agenda & Approved Minutes
July 2020 24 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  23 Audit Committee Agenda
  23 Investment Committee Agenda
  24 Personnel Committee Agenda
September 2020 18 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  18 Personnel Committee Agenda
17 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  17 Investment Committee Agenda
October 2020 8 & 9 Board Educational & Planning Meeting Agenda | Minutes
     
November 2020 20 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
20 Audit Committee Agenda
  19 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  19  Investment Committee Agenda
January 2021 29 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  22 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  22 Audit Committee Agenda
  21 Investment Committee Agenda
  21 Personnel Committee Agenda
March 2021 19 Full Board Agenda | Minutes
  19 Audit Committee Agenda
  19 Personnel Committee Agenda
  18 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  18 Investment Committee Agenda
May 2021 21 Full Board Agenda
  21 Audit Committe Agenda
  21 Personnel Committee Agenda
  20 Deferred Compensation Committee Agenda
  20 Investment Committee Agenda

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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