Board of Trustees

Overview

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of NYCERS. Its responsibilities include investing the assets of the retirement system, establishing the administrative budget of the system and promulgating rules and regulations necessary to carry out provisions of law.

The NYCERS Board of Trustees, as prescribed by law, consists of eleven members: the Mayor’s Representative, the City Comptroller, the Public Advocate, the heads of the three unions with the largest number of participating employees, and the five Borough Presidents.

The Board of Trustees is also responsible for appointing the Executive Director, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the system.

Karen Mazza was named Interim Executive Director on January 1, 2017.

Melanie Whinnery is Executive Director as of September 5, 2017.
 

NYCERS Board of Trustees:

Mayor’s Representative 
Chairperson

Honorable Scott Stringer 
Comptroller of the City of New York

Honorable Letitia James 
Public Advocate

Honorable Gale Brewer 
Manhattan Borough President

Honorable Eric Adams 
Brooklyn Borough President

Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr. 
Bronx Borough President

Honorable Melinda Katz 
Queens Borough President

Honorable James Oddo 
Staten Island Borough President

Mr. Henry Garrido
Executive Director, District Council 37, AFSCME

Mr. Anthony Utano 
President, Transport Workers Union, Local 100

Mr. Gregory Floyd 
President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237