Kentucky Retirement Systems
KRS Board Meeting - April 16, 2015

Press Release Date:  Thursday, April 16, 2015  
Contact Information:  Kentucky Retirement Systems
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The Kentucky Retirement System Board of Trustees held its Annual Meeting on April 16, 2015. Thomas K. Elliott was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Daniel L. Bauer was elected vice-chair.  They will serve in these positions until the next Annual Meeting.  Mr. Elliott, who was recently reappointed to a second four-year term on the Board by Governor Steve Beshear has served on the KRS Board since 2011.  He was also the Board chair during the past year.
Currently, Mr. Elliott serves as Senior Vice President of Old National Bank, Louisville, where he leads new commercial, investment, and retail business development. He is also Chairman of the Baptist Hospital Foundation Board where he is committed to reaching out into the community to develop and strengthen partnerships for the healthcare provider.
Dr. Bauer was appointed to the Board this April by Governor Beshear. Dr. Bauer is currently serving as the dean of the Rubel School and teaching MBA courses at Bellarmine University. He was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in both 2000 and 2003 and received the 1999 Mid-Continent East “Innovation in Leadership Business Education Award” for development and implementation of an integrated MBA curriculum. His research and scholarly activities have earned Dr. Bauer a national reputation as an expert on business issues relating to “Generation X.” He holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky and a doctor of business administration degree from Mississippi State University. Before coming to Bellarmine, he was a federal bank examiner with the Farm Credit Administration.

The Board also welcomed the newly elected State Police Retirement System representative, Keith Peercy. Mr. Peercy currently serves as Lieutenant Colonel, Director of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division for the Kentucky State Police. Peercy has an AAS degree in Criminal Justice and has served as a Kentucky State Trooper since 1994. The new Board year began April 1, Mr. Peercy was sworn in at the Annual Board Meeting on April  16, 2015.  He is replacing Randy Overstreet who served on the Board for 20 years.   Mr. Peercy’s term will expire on March 31, 2019.