Chair - Investments Committee
Member - Actuarial Subcommittee
Governor Appointee – Term Expires June 17, 2019
John Farris was originally appointed to the KRS Board by Governor Bevin in June 2016 and served as Chair of the KRS Board until April 2018. He is currently the chair of the KRS Investment Committee and a member of the KRS Actuarial Subcommittee.
Mr. Farris is a Founder and Partner at Commonwealth Economics, a financial services consulting firm with offices in Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN. From 2006 – 2007, Mr. Farris served as Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, where he oversaw the collection, investment and distribution of over $8 billion dollars in annual tax revenue. Mr. Farris served as an adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at Centre College in Danville, KY from 2008 to 2012. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for: Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK), Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), Kentucky Technology Inc. (KTI), and LandFund Partners, L. P.
Mr. Farris received a full-tuition fellowship to study economics and finance at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he was awarded a Master's Degree. Before attending Princeton, Mr. Farris studied economics and philosophy at Centre College from which he graduated, Phi Beta Kappa, attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Philosophy.