Board of Trustees

John Atkinson

John Atkinson, Appointed Chairperson

Term Expires: January 2025

Jamie-Clare Flaherty

Jamie-Clare Flaherty, Appointed Board Member

Term Expires: June 2024

John Lyons

John Lyons, Appointed Board Member

Term Expires: July 2024

Mitchell Vogel

Mitchell Vogel, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2024

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Andriy Bodnaruk, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

John Atkinson

J. Fred Giertz, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

Steven Rock

Steven Rock, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2024

Scott Weisbenner

Scott Weisbenner, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

Richard Figueroa

Richard Figueroa, Appointed Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

Scott Hendrie

Scott Hendrie, Appointed Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

Collin Van Meter

Collin Van Meter, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2024

Upcoming Board Meetings

View a list of upcoming board meetings.

Board Meeting Minutes

Here you will find a list of meeting minutes from past SURS board meetings.

Board Bios

Read more about the members of the SURS Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

John Atkinson

John Atkinson, Appointed Chairperson

Term Expires: January 2025

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Andriy Bodnaruk, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

Richard Figueroa

Richard Figueroa, Appointed Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

Jamie-Clare Flaherty

Jamie-Clare Flaherty, Appointed Board Member

Term Expires: June 2024

John Atkinson

J. Fred Giertz, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

Scott Hendrie

Scott Hendrie, Appointed Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

John Lyons

John Lyons, Appointed Board Member

Term Expires: July 2024

Steven Rock

Steven Rock, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2024

Collin Van Meter

Collin Van Meter, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2024

Mitchell Vogel

Mitchell Vogel, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2024

Scott Weisbenner

Scott Weisbenner, Elected Board Member

Term Expires: July 2027

Upcoming Board Meetings

View a list of upcoming board meetings.

Board Meeting Minutes

Here you will find a list of meeting minutes from past SURS board meetings.

Board Bios

Read more about the members of the SURS Board of Trustees.

Administration Committee

Collin Van Meter, Chair

John Atkinson
Jamie-Clare Flaherty
Steven Rock
Scott Weisbenner

Audit & Risk
Committee

J. Fred Giertz, Chair

Andriy Bodnaruk
Scott Hendrie

Steven Rock

Board Governance
Committee

John Lyons, Chair

Jamie-Clare Flaherty
Collin Van Meter

Diversity
Committee

Jamie-Clare Flaherty, Chair

John Atkinson
Richard Figueroa
John Lyons
Scott Weisbenner

Executive
Committee

John Atkinson, Chair

Collin Van Meter, Vice Chair
John Lyons, Treasurer
J. Fred Giertz
Mitchell Vogel

Investment
Committee

Scott Hendrie, Chair

John Atkinson
Andriy Bodnaruk

Richard Figueroa
Jamie-Clare Flaherty
J. Fred Giertz
John Lyons
Steven Rock
Collin Van Meter
Mitchell Vogel
Scott Weisbenner

Legal & Legislative
Committee

Steven Rock, Chair

John Atkinson
Andriy Bodnaruk

J. Fred Giertz
John Lyons

Claims Panel

Dan Gaumer
Interim Executive Director
Richard Figueroa

SURS Governance

SURS is governed by an 11-member board of trustees. Four trustees are elected by active SURS members, two trustees are elected by retired SURS members, and five trustees are appointed by the governor of Illinois (one of whom is the chairperson of the Illinois Board of Higher Education). The governor designates the board chairperson from among the eleven trustees.  All appointed trustees must be approved by the Illinois Senate. Trustees serve six-year terms. 

The board meets at minimum seven times per year. Agendas are posted 48 hours prior to each meeting. 

The SURS Board of Trustees has a fiduciary duty to administer the System in compliance with the requirements of Articles 1 and 15 of the  Illinois Pension Code.

Members of the public who would like to make public comments during any SURS Board of Trustees or Committee meetings that are open to the public must comply with the requirements found in Title 80, Subtitle D, Chapter II, Section 1600.120 (i)(1) and (2) of the Illinois Register. Click here for details.