The ERS Board of Trustees comprises six members. Three trustees are appointed — one each by the Governor, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court — and confirmed by the Texas Senate. ERS members and retirees elect the other three. Both appointed and elected trustees serve staggered six-year terms, with the terms of one appointee expiring on August 31 of each even-numbered year and the term of one elected trustee on August 31 of each odd-numbered year. More information is available in the Texas Administrative Code.
Appointed by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht
Appointed in 2014 to fill a vacant elected seat
Appointed by Governor Rick Perry
Appointed by Speaker of the House Joe Straus