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Leadership

 

Mission Statement

The mission of PERS is to provide secure benefits to our members and consistently deliver quality service by meeting our customer's needs, operating efficiently and transparently, investing and managing assets prudently, and acting in the best interest of all members.


Board of Trustees

The 10-member PERS Board of Trustees includes the State Treasurer, a gubernatorial appointee who is a member of PERS, two retirees, two state employees, and one representative each of public schools and community colleges, institutions of higher learning, counties, and municipalities. With the exception of the State Treasurer and the gubernatorial appointee, members are elected to staggered six-year terms. The Board is responsible for designating the System’s executive director and for establishing the policies for administration of the trust. The Board also works to carry out the intent and purposes of the state Legislature by establishing rules and regulations for the administration of PERS and the transaction of its business.
 

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Current Board Elections

State Employee Representative - Unexpired Term to Serve through June 2026
 

Board Meeting Minutes
 

Fiscal Year 2024
December 19, 2023
October 24, 2023
August 22, 2023
February 28, 2024
March 15, 2024
Fiscal Year 2023
June 27, 2023
April 26, 2023
February 28, 2023
December 20, 2022
October 25, 2022
August 24, 2022
July 26, 2022 (Special Called)
Fiscal Year 2022
June 28, 2022
May 17, 2022 (Special Called)
April 27, 2022
March 11, 2022 (Special Called)
February 23, 2022
December 14, 2021​
October 26, 2021​
August 24, 2021​​
Fiscal Year 2021
June 23, 2021​
April 28, 2021​​
February 23, 2021​
December 15, 2020​
October 27, 2020​
August 25, 2020​
Fiscal Year 2020
June 23, 2020
April 29, 2020​
February 25, 2020​
December 17, 2019​
October 22, 2019​
August 27, 2019​
Fiscal Year 2019
June 25, 2019​
April 23, 2019​
February 26, 2019​
February 12, 2019​
December 18, 2018
October 23, 2018​
August 28, 2018​
Fiscal Year 2018
June 26, 2018​
June 12, 2018​
April 24, 2018
March 12, 2018 (Special Called)
February 27, 2018​

Board Meeting Schedule

PERS posts dates and times of all meetings on this page, as well as on the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Public Meeting Notices website. From the DFA website, you can subscribe to be alerted by e-mail when an upcoming PERS meeting is posted to the site. To subscribe, click here.

Note: The committee meetings below will start at the scheduled time or immediately following the preceding meeting.

2024

February
Defined Contribution Committee | February 27 | 10 a.m.
Investment Committee | February 27 | 11 a.m.
Claims Committee | February 28 | 10 a.m.
Administrative Committee | February 28 | 10:15 a.m.
Legislative Committee | February 28 | 11 a.m.
Board of Trustees | February 28 | 1 p.m.
March
Special Called Board Meeting | March 15 | 1 p.m.
April
Defined Contribution Committee | April 23 | 10 a.m.
Investment Committee | April 23 | 10:30 a.m.
Claims Committee | April 24 | 10 a.m.
Legislative Committee | April 24 | 10:15 a.m.
Administrative Committee | April 24 | 11 a.m.
Board of Trustees | April 24 | 1 p.m.
June
Board of Trustees | June 26 | 1 p.m.
August
Board of Trustees | August 28 | 1 p.m.
October
Board of Trustees | October 23 | 1 p.m.
December
Board of Trustees | December 18 | 1 p.m.

2023

February
Defined Contribution Committee | February 27 | 10 a.m.
Investment Committee | February 27 | 11 a.m.
Claims Committee | February 28 | 10 a.m.
Legislative Committee | February 28 | 10:15 a.m.
Administrative Committee | February 28 | 10:30 a.m.
Board of Trustees | February 28 | 1 p.m.
April
Defined Contribution Committee | April 25 | 10 a.m.
Investment Committee | April 25 | 10:15 a.m.
Legislative Committee | April 26 | 10 a.m.
Claims Committee | April 26 | 10:15 a.m.
Administrative Committee | April 26 | 10:30 a.m.
Board of Trustees | April 26 | 1 p.m.
June
Board Work Session | June 26 | 10 a.m.
Defined Contribution Committee | June 27 | 10 a.m.
Investment Committee | June 27 | 10:15 a.m.
Claims Committee | June 27 | 11:15 a.m.
Administrative Committee | June 27 | 11:30 a.m.
Board of Trustees | June 27 | 1 p.m.
August
Defined Contribution Committee | August 21 | 10 a.m.
Investment Committee | August 21 | 11 a.m.
Claims Committee | August 22 | 10 a.m.
Administrative Committee | August 22 | 10:15 a.m.
Board of Trustees | August 22 | 1 p.m.
October
Defined Contribution Committee | October 23 | 10 a.m.
Investment Committee | October 23 | 11 a.m.
Claims Committee | October 24 | 10 a.m.
Administrative Committee | October 24 | 10:15 a.m.
Legislative Committee | October 24 | 10:30 a.m.
Board of Trustees | October 24 | 1 p.m.
December
Defined Contribution Committee | December 18 | 10 a.m.
Investment Committee | December 18 | 10:30 a.m.
Claims Committee | December 19 | 10 a.m.
Audit Committee | December 19 | 10:15 a.m.
Legislative Committee | December 19 | 10:45 a.m.
Administrative Committee | December 19 | 11 a.m.
Board of Trustees | December 19 | 1 p.m.

 


Board of Trustees

Kimberly Hanna
Elected by Municipal Employees, Board Chair
Kelly Breland
Elected by State Employees, Board Vice Chair
Bill Benson
Elected by County Employees, Past Board Chair
George Dale
Elected by Retirees
Chris Graham
Gubernatorial Appointee
Randy D. McCoy
Elected by Retirees
David McRae
Mississippi State Treasurer
Brian Rutledge
Elected by Institutions of Higher Learning Employees
Jay Smith
Elected by Public Schools and Community/Junior College Employees
Vacant
Elected by State Employees

Executive Staff

Ray Higgins
Executive Director
Mason Frantom
Deputy Director, Member and Employer Services
Lisa Green
Deputy Director, Benefit Services
Davetta Lee
Counsel and Policy Advisor
Charles Nielsen
Chief Investment Officer
Vacant
Sr. Deputy Director, Administrative Services