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TRS/PEEHIP Board of Control

The Teachers’ Retirement System and Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan Boards of Control are composed of 15 members who are elected or hold office ex officio. The members of the boards 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, Dr. Eric Mackey, State Superintendent of Education Ex Officio - Dr. Eric Mackey, State Superintendent of Education  
Ex Officio, Honorable Young J. Boozer, III, State Treasurer Ex Officio - Hon. Young J. Boozer, III, State Treasurer  
Ex Officio, Mr. Kelly Butler, Interim State Finance Director Ex Officio - Mr. Kelly Butler, Interim State Finance Director  
Superintendent Position and Chair, Mr. Luke Hallmark Superintendent Position & Chair - Mr. Luke Hallmark 6/30/2020
Teacher Position, No. 2 and Vice Chair, Mr. John R. Whaley Teacher Position, No. 2 & Vice Chair - Mr. John R. Whaley 6/30/2019
Retired Position, No. 1, Ms. Peggy Mobley  

Retired Position, No. 1 - Ms. Peggy Mobley

Retired Position, No. 2, Mr. Joe Ward Retired Position, No. 2 - Mr. Joe Ward 6/30/2020
Principal Position - Mr. Richard "Dickie" Brown 6/30/2021
Postsecondary Position, Dr. Susan Williams Brown Postsecondary Position - Dr. Susan Williams Brown 6/30/2019
Higher Education Position, No. 1, Dr. Joseph G. Van Matre Higher Education Position, No. 1 - Dr. Joseph G. Van Matre 6/30/2019
Higher Education Position, No. 2, Ms. Kelli D. Shomaker Higher Education Position, No. 2 - Ms. Kelli D. Shomaker 6/30/2021
  Teacher Position, No. 1 - vacant 6/30/2019
Teacher Position, No. 3, Ms. Charlene McCoy Teacher Position, No. 3 - Ms. Charlene McCoy 6/30/2021
Support Personnel Position, No. 1, Mrs. Susan Lockridge Support Personnel Position, No. 1 - Mrs. Susan Lockridge 6/30/2019
Support Personnel Position, No. 2, Mr. Russell Twilley Support Personnel Position, No. 2 - Mr. Russell Twilley 6/30/2021


TRS Board of Control Election Information

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The election for five positions on the TRS Board of Control will take place this October. The following positions are up for election: Teacher Position No. 2, Support Personnel Position No. 1, Retired Position No. 1, Postsecondary Position, and Higher Education Position No. 1. Elected members will begin their three-year term of service on July 1, 2019. 

Ballots will go out no later than Monday, October 15, and will be due to Election-America by 4:00 p.m. on November 21. Please allow 7-10 days for paper ballots to arrive. Sample ballots, candidate biographies, and candidate statements are available below.

Each eligible voter will receive a ballot for the position that represents them. For example, active teachers will only receive the Teacher ballot, where TRS retirees will only receive the Retired ballot. Each paper ballot will have instructions for voting by internet or phone. If you do not receive a ballot and believe you should have, or if you believe you have received the wrong ballot category, please contact the RSA at 877.517.0020.

TRS Election Manual

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