2019 Committee Assignments

 

Audit & Risk Committee
The purpose of the Audit & Risk Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibility for the financial reporting process, engagement with external audit firms, organizational risk management, organization's processes for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations, and audit & risk committee management and reporting responsibilities.  

Yuejiao Liu, Committee Chair
Eyna Canales-Zarate
Chris Noak
Anthony B. Ross, Sr.
Mike Benson, 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.

Frank Merriman, Committee Chair
Stephanie Beach
Eyna Canales-Zarate
Chris Noak
Mike Benson, 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.

Ed Van Eenoo, Committee Chair
Stephanie Beach
Leslie Pool
Anthony B. Ross, Sr.
Mike Benson, 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.

Eyna Canales-Zarate, Committee Chair
Amy Hunter
Chris Noak
Randy Spencer
Mike Benson, 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.

Mike Benson, Chair
Eyna Canales-Zarate
Yuejiao Liu
Frank Merriman
Ed Van Eenoo

 

 


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