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Election Results for ETF and Teachers Retirement Boards

ETF Board: Paul Elected by Educational Support Personnel
Wisconsin Retirement System Educational Support Personnel employees elected Leilani Paul to serve on the Employee Trust Funds Board, as the educational support personnel employee member of the board. Paul, a 34-year employee worked at Fox Valley Technical College, has spent the last 18 years in the college’s payroll department. The other candidates were Kimberly Hall, D.C. Everest School District; and Kay Hansen, Denmark School District. Voting took place February 2-27. Employees cast ballots online and via telephone.

ETF Board: Ford Re-elected by WRS Annuitants
WRS annuitants re-elected William Ford to serve on the ETF Board, as the annuitant member of the board. Ford, of Prairie du Sac, retired in 2009 as a senior attorney with the Wisconsin Legislative Council. Ford was first elected by WRS annuitants in 2011.

Teachers Retirement Board: Schroeder Appointed to Milwaukee Public School District Teacher Member Seat
Kim Schroeder, a 20-year teacher in the Milwaukee Public School District, will serve on the Teachers Retirement Board as the district’s teacher member. Schroeder replaced Michael Langyel, who was appointed to serve as the district’s teacher member on the board in 2009.

Next: 2016 Board Elections – Two Teacher Member Seats Open on TR Board
Watch the September edition of WRS News Online for information regarding upcoming Teachers Retirement Board elections. If you are interested in running for a seat on the TR Board, nomination packets will be available after September 15. Here is the current roster. The terms of the following members expire in May 2016:
• Robin Starck (Active Teacher Member Seat)
• Patrick Phair (Active Teacher Member Seat)

About the WRS Governing Boards
There are five Boards of Trustees associated with the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds and the Wisconsin Retirement System. The boards set policy and review the overall administration of the benefit programs provided for state and local government employees. The five boards are:
• Employee Trust Funds Board
• Teachers Retirement Board
• Wisconsin Retirement Board
• Group Insurance Board
• Deferred Compensation Board

Find out more about the boards, including members, duties and responsibilities.
View individual board meeting schedules and agendas.