Members

ERS Trustees

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.

Portrait of Ilesa DanielsIlesa Daniels, Chair

Elected 2015
Ilesa.Daniels@ers.texas.gov

Craig HesterI. Craig Hester, Vice-chair

Appointed by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht
Craig.Hester@ers.texas.gov

photo of Brian BarthBrian Barth

Elected in 2019
Brian.Barth@ers.texas.gov

photo of Jim KeeJames Kee, Ph.D.

Appointed by Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus
Jim.kee@ers.texas.gov

Portrait of Catherine MelvinCatherine Melvin

Elected 2017
Catherine.Melvin@ers.texas.gov