Chair - CERS Ad Hoc Personnel Committee
Member - Retiree Health Plan Committee
Member - CERS Finance Committee
Governor Appointee – Term Expires July 1, 2021
J. T. Fulkerson was originally appointed to the former Kentucky Retirement Systems Board in 2013 by Governor Steve Beshear. He was nominated for appointment by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). He was reappointed to the KRS Board by Governor Bevin in July 2017.
Mr. Fulkerson has over 30 years of municipal financial management experience with the City of Owensboro, retiring as the Director of Finance and Support Services in 2012. During his tenure as a Finance officer, the City of Owensboro received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which recognizes excellence in financial reporting by state and local governments, for 30 out of the last 31 years.
Mr. Fulkerson has extensive knowledge in all areas of governmental finance, accounting and analysis, including treasury management, budgeting, purchasing, payroll, tax levy preparation, pension funds, investments, fixed assets, auditing, debt issuance, risk management and grant reporting. He has also served as Treasurer for a number of civic organizations, including the Owensboro Riverpark Center, Shawnee Council of the Boy Scouts, the Hospitality House of Owensboro, O.A.S.I.S., and the Audubon Federal Credit Union Finance Committee.
Mr. Fulkerson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.