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Title:Teachers' Retirement System Board of Trustees
Website:Teachers' Retirement System Board of Trustees
Function:The Board administers Teachers’ Retirement System that provides retirement annuities and other benefits for teachers and beneficiaries.
Term:4 years
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Residents and taxpayers in territory covered by system who are interested in public school welfare and experienced and competent in financial and business management – can be resident of Cook County, but not the City of Chicago
Composition:15 trustees: - 7 trustees appointed by the Governor, who are not members of the system, who shall not hold an elected state office; - 5 trustees who are active participants, who are teachers, elected by active participants who are teachers; and - 2 annuitant trustees elected by annuitants; - Superintendent of Education.
Chair:Appointed by the Governor from among the trustees
Authority:40 ILCS 5/16‑163

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Anderson, Beth7/14/20237/15/2020StatuteMember, TeacherIroquois
Ayala, Dr. CarmenStatuteMemberDuPage
Bailey, Mark7/14/20217/15/2013StatuteVice President, TeacherCook
Belcoff, Norma7/13/20226/21/2019GovernorMemberMadison
Blackburn, Kevin7/14/20249/14/2021GovernorMemberNone
Byas, Marsha7/14/20237/15/2019StatuteVice PresidentWilliamson
Hirshman, Andrew7/14/20237/15/2015StatuteMember, TeacherCook
Hunt, Matthew7/13/20226/21/2019GovernorChairWill
Jazo-Harris, Mia7/14/20227/15/2020GovernorMemberMclean
Mena, Maureen7/14/20224/2/2019GovernorMemberWill
Miller, David7/14/20248/9/2019GovernorMemberCook
Peronto, Fred7/14/20217/15/2017StatuteMember, TeacherDuPage
Pfeiffer, Larry7/14/20217/15/2017StatuteMember, AnnuitantMacoupin
Strand, Doug7/14/20237/15/2019StatuteMember, AnnuitantRock Island