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Board Committee Assignments

2021 COAERS Board of Trustees 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
Kelly Crook
Anthony B. Ross, Sr.
Diana Thomas
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.

Brad Sinclair, Committee Chair
Mike Benson
Frank Merriman
Kelly Crook
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.

Frank Merriman, Committee Chair
Anthony B. Ross, Sr.
Leslie Pool
Brad Sinclair
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
Amy Hunter
Frank Merriman
Randy Spencer
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, Committee Chair
Mike Benson
Yuejiao Liu
Frank Merriman
Brad Sinclair

Ad Hoc Governance Committee

Randy Spencer, Committee Chair
Amy Hunter
Yuejiao Liu
Anthony B. Ross, Sr.
Chris Noak, ex officio

Ad Hoc Executive Director Evaluation Committee

Mike Benson, Committee Chair
Stephanie Beach
Frank Merriman
Diana Thomas
Chris Noak, ex officio
 

Board Member Mailing Address

6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 320
Austin, TX 78731