2022 TRSL Board elections: Nogess and Nelson re-elected without opposition to board seats
May 9, 2022
Elections to be held for three other board seats
Baton Rouge, La. — Neshelle S. Nogess and Paul E. Nelson were re-elected without opposition to their trustee positions on the TRSL Board. Elections will be held later this year for three other seats on the board, which helps safeguard and manage assets for thousands of retirees and beneficiaries.
Nogess serves as the administrative director of revenue & taxation for the St. James Parish School Board. She has represented District 1 since 2016. District 1 includes actively working TRSL members in Ascension, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes.
Nelson is a 30-year veteran educator and currently serves as superintendent of schools in Tensas Parish. He previously served as superintendent of schools in Concordia Parish. He has represented active members employed as city or parish school superintendents since 2017.
Nogess and Nelson will take the oath of office for their new four-year terms in January.
The three seats that will be decided by an election represent retirees, District 7, and colleges and universities.
The trustee for retirees represents all retired members. Eleven candidates qualified. The election opens June 1 for the seat.
The trustee for District 7 represents actively working TRSL members in Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes. Two candidates qualified. The election opens Aug. 8 for the seat.
The trustee for colleges and universities represents active members employed in higher education. Five candidates qualified. The election opens Aug. 8 for the seat.