Executive Committee 2016–2017

The Executive Committee is the governing body of NCTR.


Jill Bachus, President
Assistant Treasurer, Tennessee Treasury Department
Tennessee Consolidated RS

Jack Ehnes, President-Elect
Chief Executive Officer

Roger Rea, Secretary/Treasurer
Omaha SERS

Jay Stoffel, Immediate Past-President
Deputy Executive Director
Minnesota TRA


Susan Brown
Alabama Retirement Systems
Term expires October 2018

Janis Elliott
Nebraska PERS
Term expires October 2019

Brian Guthrie
Executive Director
Texas TRS
Term expires October 2019

Richard Ingram
Executive Director
TRS Illinois
Term expires October 2018

Theresa Lochte
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Term expires October 2019

Deborah Simonds
Georgia TRS
Term expires October 2019

Standing & Special Committees

The Constitution of NCTR provides for Standing and Special Committees.

Standing Committees





Special Committees

Administrator Education

Trustee Education

Travel Reimbursement Request 


Links of Interest

Governing Documents

NCTR Pledge

Principles & Positions



Corporate Advisory Committee

The Corporate Advisory Committee was established to provide advice and counsel to NCTR’s governance process.

Corporate Advisory Committee Members

Serving through 2014

Acadian Asset Management LLC
Jack Gastler, Sr. Vice President

(617) 850-3514

BNY Mellon Investment Management
Clarissa A. Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, Public Funds
(617) 722-7643

Prudential Financial
Kevin Myers, Senior Managing Director
(973) 367-5222

UBS Global Asset Management
Deirdre Guice Minor, Executive Director
(212) 882-5103

Serving through 2015

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Tony Gelderman, Counsel
(504) 899-2339

Mesirow Financial
Linda Jordan, Managing Director
(404) 881-2814

The Capital Group Companies
Michael Bowman, Sr. Vice President
(415) 393-7142

Serving through 2016

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
John Gorham, Vice President
(312) 465-1477

Ice Miller LLP
Mary Beth Braitman, Partner
(317) 236-2413

Progress Investment Management Company, LLC
Thurman V. White, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer
(415) 512-3480

The Segal Company
Kim Nicholl, Sr. Vice President
(312) 984-8527

Serving through 2017

Adams Street Partners
Steve Wilde, CFA and Partner
(312) 553–7867

BAML Capital Access Funds
Edward Powers,Managing Director
(646) 855 1355

Cavanaugh Macdonald LLC
Tom Cavanaugh, CEO & Co-Founder
(678) 388-1701

William Blair & Company
James White, Business Development
(312) 364-8896