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Board Members

Robert Lawyer
Board Chair
Colleges/Universities
Represents active members employed in higher education
Trustee since 2011
Current term ends 12/31/14

Joe A. Potts, Jr.
Board Vice Chair
District 1
Represents active members employed in Ascension, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John parishes
Trustee since 2011
Current term ends 12/31/14

John G. Parauka
District 2
Represents active members employed in Orleans, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes
Trustee since 2012
Current term ends 12/31/15

Carlos J. Sam
District 3
Represents active members employed in Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes

Trustee since 2011
Current term ends 12/31/15

David A. Hennigan
District 4
Represents active members employed in Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster parishes
Trustee since 2012
Current term ends 12/31/15

Holly Bridges Gildig
District 5
Represents active members employed in Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Franklin, Jackson, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Union, West Carroll, and West Feliciana parishes
Trustee since 2011

Current term ends 12/31/16

Joyce P. Haynes
District 6
Represents active members employed in Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Grant, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vernon, West Baton Rouge, and Winn parishes
Trustee since 2001
Current term ends 12/31/16

Sheryl R. Abshire, Ph.D.
District 7
Represents active members employed in Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Mary, and Vermilion parishes
Trustee since 1991
Current term ends 12/31/14

William C. "Bill" Baker, Ed.D.
Retirees
Represents all retired members
Trustee since 1992
Current term ends 12/31/14

Jerry J. Baudin, Ph.D.
Retirees
Represents all retired members
Trustee since 2014 (previously served 1987 - 2010)
Current term ends 12/31/17

Kathy Hattaway
School Food Service Employees
Represents active members paid with school food service funds
Trustee since 2010
Current term ends 12/31/17

Alonzo R. "Lonnie" Luce, Ph.D.
Superintendents
Represents
active members employed as city or parish school superintendents
Trustee since 2012
Current term ends 12/31/14

Sen. Elbert L. Guillory
Chair, Senate Retirement Committee
Ex officio

John N. Kennedy
State Treasurer
Ex officio

Kristy Nichols
Commissioner, Division of Administration
Ex officio

Rep.  J. Kevin Pearson
Chair, House Retirement Committee
Ex officio



 

John White
State Superintendent of Education
Ex officio





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