LAGERS Board of Trustees

The Board’s principal role is to ensure that LAGERS is appropriately governed and managed. The overriding goal of the Board is to serve the best interests of members and beneficiaries and to protect the assets of the system. Trustees set strategy and policy and delegate day-to-day management of the retirement system to staff. The LAGERS Board of Trustees is made up of three elected Member Trustees, three elected Employer Trustees and one appointed Citizen Trustee.

The three Member Trustees must be active employee members of LAGERS and are elected by a vote of the members at LAGERS Annual Meeting.

The three Employer Trustees must be active officers or officials of a LAGERS participating employer and are elected by a vote of the officers and officials at LAGERS Annual Meeting.

The one Citizen Trustee is neither an active member or employer official and is appointed by the governor.

Arby Todd, Chairperson

Member Trustee, City of Lee’s Summit
Term Expires: 12-31-2021

Joan Jadali, CPFO, CEBS, Vice Chairperson

Member Trustee, City of Webster Groves
Term Expires: 12-31-2022

Robert Ashcroft

Employer Trustee, Platte County
Term Expires: 12-31-2021

Frank Buck

Employer Trustee, DeKalb County
Term Expires: 12-31-2020

Barry McCullough

Employer Trustee, City of Gladstone
Term Expires: 12-31-2022

Sandy Walker

Member Trustee, City of Poplar Bluff
Term Expires: 12-31-2020

Claire West

Citizen Trustee
Term Expires: 12-31-2019

Our objective is to set the proper tone by embracing and serving as an example of LAGERS’ values.

Accountability: Providing direction and oversight and accepting ownership and responsibility for board actions and their results to ensure fulfillment of LAGERS’ mission.

Excellence: Striving for superior quality and accuracy at all times to ensure informed, thoughtful, consistent, and transparent decision-making for the benefit of our stakeholders.

Dedication: Committing all efforts to LAGERS’ members, our fellow trustees, and our mission to ensure we are meeting the needs of Missouri’s local governments.

Integrity: Acting at all times in an honest, ethical and professional manner to ensure fulfillment of LAGERS’ obligations to stakeholders.

Teamwork: Working as one team to ensure the best possible outcome for LAGERS’ members.

Respect: Treating fellow trustees and staff with respect, courtesy, and empathy for their unique situations to enhance collaboration to achieve like-minded goals.

Communication: Communicating with openness and sincerity to build credibility and strengthen trust, encouraging questions, and thoughtful debate of issues at hand.