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The Retirement Systems of Alabama

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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. Ed Richardson, Interim Superintendent of Education  
Ex Officio - Hon. Young Boozer, State Treasurer  
Ex Officio - Hon. Clinton Carter, State Finance Director  
Superintendent Position & Chair - Mr. Luke Hallmark 6/30/2020
Teacher Position, No. 2 & Vice Chair - Mr. John R. Whaley 6/30/2019

Retired Position, No. 1 - Ms. Peggy Mobley

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 6/30/2019
Higher Education Position, No. 1 - Dr. Joseph G. Van Matre 6/30/2019
Higher Education Position, No. 2 - Dr. Donald L. Large, Jr. 6/30/2018
Teacher Position, No. 1 - Dr. Cathy McNeal 6/30/2019
Teacher Position, No. 3 - Ms. Charlene McCoy 6/30/2021
Support Personnel Position, No. 1 - Mrs. Susan Lockridge 6/30/2019
Support Personnel Position, No. 2 - Mr. Russell Twilley 6/30/2018


TRS Board of Control Election Information

The TRS Election Committee met Tuesday, December 5, to certify the regular election results. Charlene McCoy ran unopposed for Teacher Position, No. 3. Richard “Dickie” Brown was reelected to the Principal Position. Their 3-year terms will begin July 1, 2018. Congratulations to the winners!

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A runoff election will be held for the Support Personnel Position, No. 2, and the Higher Education Position, No. 2, positions. Mr. Russell J. Twilley and Dr. Ke’Andrea S. Jones are running for the Support Personnel position, while Ms. Kelli D. Shomaker and Dr. Robert Brooks are running for the Higher Education position. Ballots for this election will be mailed no later than January 5, and must be returned to Election America in New York, by 4:00 p.m., February 9. Make your vote count! Your participation will ensure a fiscally sound retirement system for the future.

Sample Ballots - Coming soon!

  • Support Personnel Position No. 2
  • Higher Education Position No. 2

Candidate Biographies - Coming soon!

  • Support Personnel Position No. 2
  • Higher Education Position No. 2

Candidate Statements

TRS Election Manual

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