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ERS/JRF Boards of Control

The Employees’ Retirement Board of Control is composed of 13 members who are elected, appointed, or hold office ex officio. The members of the Board are the trustees of the retirement funds and are responsible for the management and administration of the retirement system.

Board Members by Position
Term Expires
Ex Officio & Chair - Hon. Kay Ivey, Governor
Ex Officio - Hon. Young J.Boozer, III, State Treasurer  
Ex Officio - Mr. Clinton Carter, State Finance Director
Ex Officio & Vice Chair- Mrs. Jackie B. Graham, State Personnel Director
Governor Appointee - Mr. Curtis E. Stewart
Governor Appointee - Ms. Ellen Leonard
Governor Appointee - Mr. John D. Free
Retired State Employee Position - Mr. James H. Rowell 9/30/2018
Retired Local Employee Position - Mr. James Fibbe 9/30/2020
Active State Employee Position, No. 1 - Mr. Stephen C. Walkley
Active State Employee Position, No. 2 - Mr. David Bollie
Active Local Employee Position, No. 1 - Mr. Steven W. Williams
Active Local Employee Position, No. 2 - Mr. Ben Powell

ERS Board of Control Election 

Candidates are being sought for three positions on the ERS Board of Control: State Employee, No. 1; Local Employee, No. 1; and Retired State Employee. The State and Local Employee positions have a four-year term, while the Retired State Employee position has a three-year term. All terms begin October 1, 2018. State Employee, No. 1, is currently held by Steve Walkley; Local Employee, No. 1, by Steve Williams; and Retired State Employee by Jimmy Rowell. The election will take place this May.

Nomination packets are available below or by contacting the Elections Coordinator at 334.517.7192 or 877.517.0020. The completed packet must be returned to the ERS office by 4:00 p.m., April 16, 2018.

ERS Election Manual

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