2017 Committee Assignments

 

Audit & Finance Committee
The purpose of the Audit & Finance Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibility for financial reporting, organizational control, and compliance with laws, regulations, and governmental reporting standards.  The Committee also receives audit reports and oversees the scope of audit engagements with external firms.

Anthony B. Ross, Sr., Committee Chair
Michael Benson
Reagan David
Eyna Canales-Zarate
Ed Van Eenoo
Chris Noak, ex officio

Disability Committee
The purpose of the Disability Committee is to review, research, and make recommendations on the disability retirement program to the Board of Trustees in accordance with law and Board Policy. The Disability Committee also oversees the monitoring process of those receiving disability retirement benefits, monitors the administration of the disability retirement program, and reviews the medical consultant’s performance.

Elizabeth Gonzales, Committee Chair
Michael Benson 
Francine Gertz
Frank Merriman
Jim Williams
Chris Noak, ex officio

 

Benefits & Services Committee
The purpose of the Benefits and Services Committee is to review, research, and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning Plan provision interpretation and amendments, review and recommend action on the System’s annual actuarial valuation report, review the actuarial experience of the System, and review and recommend the System’s actuarial assumptions and methodologies. The Committee also reviews and makes recommendations for Plan revisions, reviews issues in preparation for upcoming legislation, and considers and recommends forfeiture or alternative payments of death benefit disbursements.

Francine Gertz, Committee Chair
Michael Benson
Leslie Pool
Anthony B. Ross, Sr.
Jim Williams, ex officio
Chris Noak, ex officio

Investment Committee
The purpose of the Investment Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibility for investing the assets of the System. The Committee is responsible for formulating the overall investment policies of the System and establishing investment guidelines in furtherance of those policies, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The Committee monitors the management of the portfolio to determine whether performance objectives are being met over time and makes recommendations for changes to the Board of Trustees.

Mike Benson, Committee Chair 
Eyna Canales-Zarate
Reagan David
Elizabeth Gonzales
Ed Van Eenoo
Chris Noak, ex officio

Policy Committee
The purpose of the Policy Committee is to consider and recommend Board adoption of policies regarding Board governance; Committee roles and authority; procedures; personnel; and other general policy issues.

Chris Noak, Chair
Mike Benson
Francine Gertz
Elizabeth Gonzales
Anthony B. Ross, Sr.


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Austin, Texas 78752-3720
Email Address: board@coaers.org

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