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The Retirement Systems of Alabama

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ERS/JRF Board 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 - vacant
Active Local Employee Position, No. 2 - Mr. Ben Powell

ERS Board of Control Election 

Election Results

The ERS Election Committee met on June 19 and certified the election results. Norris Green was elected to the Retired State Employee Position and Steve Walkley was re-elected to the Active State Employee Position #1. Mr. Green will begin his three-year term and Mr. Walkley will begin his four-year term on October 1, 2018. Congratulations to the winners!

Click here for complete election results.

Due to the untimely death of winning candidate Steve Williams, there will be a special election to fill the Active Local Employee Position #1. Nomination packets may be downloaded by clicking here or by contacting the Election Coordinator at 877.517.0020. The completed packet must be returned to the ERS office by 4:00 p.m., July 23, 2018.

            Mr. Steven W. Williams served with great distinction as an Active Local Employee Representative on the ERS Board of Control from November 24, 2009, until June 7, 2018. Mr. Williams was a staunch advocate and fierce defender of the ERS and its members. We share his loss with his loving wife Mary, and his devoted children and their families, and we wish to convey our sincere sympathy and our condolences during this time of grief and sense of loss.

ERS Election Manual

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