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LACERS Board of Administration

The LACERS Board of Administration sets general policy and adopts rules and regulations necessary to operate LACERS. Among other duties, it directs investment strategy and policy for the Fund’s assets, determines the health insurance carriers and health subsidy levels for retired employees, and approves Members’ retirement applications, including applications for disability retirements. The Board meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month.

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    Cynthia M. Ruiz Cynthia M. Ruiz – President; Appointed by the Mayor
    Current Term: 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2024
    Governance Committee

    Cynthia M. Ruiz was re-appointed to the Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System by Mayor Eric Garcetti for the term ending June 30, 2024. She was originally appointed by Mayor Garcetti on September 16, 2015.



    Michael R. Wilkinson Michael R. Wilkinson – Vice President; Elected by Retired Members
    Current Term: 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020
    Audit Committee
    Benefits Administration Committee, Chair


    Michael R. Wilkinson was elected to the Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System by retired LACERS Members in 2013 to complete the unexpired term ending June 30, 2015. He was re-elected to the Board for a new term, beginning July 1, 2015 ending June 30, 2020.



    Annie Chao Annie Chao – Commissioner; Elected by Active Members
    Current Term: 07/01/19 – 06/30/2024
    Governance Committee


    Annie Chao was elected to the Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System by active LACERS Members in 2016 to complete the unexpired term ending June 30, 2018. She was again elected by the active LACERS Members in 2019 to complete a 5-year term ending June 30, 2024.



    Photo Not Yet Available Elizabeth Lee – Commissioner; Elected by Active Members
    Current Term: 07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023
    Audit Committee, Chair
    Investment Committee

    Elizabeth Lee was elected to the Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System by Active LACERS Members in 2018 for the term ending June 30, 2023.



    Sandra Lee Sandra Lee – Commissioner; Appointed by the Mayor
    Current Term: 06/26/2018 - 06/30/2022
    Benefits Administration Committee

    Sandra Lee was appointed to the Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2018 to the term ending June 30, 2022.  




    Nilda R. Serrrano Nilza R. Serrano – Commissioner; Appointed by the Mayor
    Current Term: 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020
    Benefits Administration Committee
    Governance Committee, Chair


    Nilza R. Serrano originally was appointed to the Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System by Mayor Eric Garcetti on February 25, 2014. She was reappointed on July 14, 2015 for the term ending June 30, 2020.


    Dr. Sung Won Sohn Sung Won Sohn – Commissioner; Appointed by the Mayor
    Current Term:  07/01/2016 - 06/30/2021
    Audit Committee
    Investment Committee, Chair

    Sung Won Sohn was re-appointed to the Board of Administration of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System by Mayor Eric Garcetti for the term ending June 30, 2021. He was originally appointed by Mayor Garcetti on November 18, 2015.