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Kentucky Retirement Systems
1260 Louisville Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601
P: (502) 696-8800 or (800) 928-4646
F: (502) 696-8822
Email: krs.mail@kyret.ky.gov

You may contact any of our executive staff or directors by clicking the email links below.  You may also send a general inquiry to our office by using the KRS Mail email link. 

If you have a general question, you may find the answer immediately by checking our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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Executive

David L. Eager


The Executive Director oversees all day-to-day operations of KRS and reports to the Board of Trustees. He also serves as the KRS liaison to the Executive Branch agencies, the General Assembly and the general public.
David L. Eager
Interim Executive Director
Email David
Shawn Sparks
The Special Assistant serves as the main agency contact for the offices of the Governor, LRC and Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation.
Shawn Sparks
Special Assistant
Email Shawn

Legal

Vacant
Legal
The Legal division is responsible for providing legal advice and legal representation of the systems in all matters including administrative appeals and in litigation.
Vacant
Executive Director, Office of Legal Services
Email your Legal inquiries

Operations

Karen Roggenkamp
The Executive Director Office of Operations oversees the operative and technical aspects and infrastructure of KRS and the Perimeter Park West campus
Karen Roggenkamp
Executive Director Office of Operations
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Rebecca Adkins
The Interim Director of Enterprise and Technology Services is responsible for providing high quality, responsive, and cost-effective information technology solutions/services to enable all KRS divisions to achieve the mission of efficiently and effectively administering the benefits programs established by state government. The division also manages a comprehensive risk management program including audit analysis, threat review, and mitigation, as well as security awareness education.
Rebecca Adkins
Interim Director of Enterprise and Technology Services
Email Rebecca concerning KRS Technology questions
Connie Davis
Accounting
The Accounting Division is responsible for the collection, and balancing of contributions, invoicing, and reconciling all General Ledger transactions.
Connie Davis
Director of Accounting
Email your Accounting questions
Vacant
Communications
Communications is responsible for providing information to our membership and constituents via print, social media and news releases.
Shawn Sparks
Communications
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D'Juan Surratt
Employer Reporting, Compliance & Education
The Employer Reporting, Compliance and Education Division educates employers on reporting procedures and assists employers to be in compliance with state statutes and administrative regulations.
D'Juan Surratt
Assistant Director of Employer Reporting, Compliance & Education
Email your Employer Reporting Questions
Joe C. Gilbert
Procurement & Office Services
The Procurement and Office Services Division is responsible for processing mail, imaging and document retention, inventory control, as well as providing procurement and facilities management.
Joe C. Gilbert
Director of Procurement & Office Services
Email Joe your questions about KRS Procurement and Office Services

Benefits

Rebecca Stephens
The Executive Director Office of Benefits oversees the administration of statutes in determining retirement eligibility, retirement payments, health insurance, and disability procedures.
Rebecca Stephens
Executive Director Office of Benefits
Email Rebecca
Liza Welch
Disability and Death
Disability and Death processes disability applications and benefits, performs annual medical and employment reviews for disability recipients, provides guidance to beneficiaries, and processes beneficiary payments.
Liza Welch
Director of Disability and Death
Email Liza your questions about Member Disability or Death
Shauna Miller
Member Services
Member Services is responsible for providing retirement benefit information and processing retirement applications while ensuring benefits are paid to members within state and federal guidelines.
Shauna Miller
Director of Member Services
Email Shauna your Member Services questions
Kevin Gaines
Membership Support
The Membership Support Division provides KRS members with convenient access to a call center, staffed with knowledgeable counselors, for timely assistance with retirement related inquiries.
Kevin Gaines
Director of Membership Support
Email Kevin your Membership Support questions
Erin Surratt
Quality Assurance
The Quality Assurance Division is responsible for pre-retirement and post-retirement auditing of member accounts to ensure data integrity, along with confirming benefit amounts paid to KRS’ members are within federal and state statutory and regulatory compliance. The division is also accountable for the testing and support required for all of Benefits’ processes, including those impacted by special business and technology projects.
Erin Surratt
Director of Quality Assurance
Email Erin with questions about Quality Assurance
Connie Pettyjohn
Retiree Health Care
The Retiree Health Care Division assists members in navigating complex health insurance benefit decisions, ensuring payment of premiums based on service credit, and administering a variety of member insurance needs.
Connie Pettyjohn
Director of Retiree Health Care
Email Connie your questions about Retiree Health Insurance
David Nix
Retiree Payroll
The Retiree Payroll Division maintains all KRS benefit accounts for retirees, beneficiaries, and other recipients, ensuring payments are issued each month.
David Nix
Director of Retiree Payroll
Email David your Retiree Payroll questions

Investments

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Investments
The Interim Executive Director provides general direction to the fixed income, equity and alternative asset divisions and serves as the primary adviser to the Investment Committee. Mr. Robben also assists in developing policies and procedures to safeguard the systems assets.
Rich Robben, CFA
Interim Executive Director, Fixed Income Assets
Email Rich your questions about KRS Fixed Income Assets
Joe Gilbert IV
Public Equity Assets
The Division of Public Equity Assets is responsible for performing due diligence on Public Equity investments, monitoring all external Public Equity managers, reviewing legal documents, maintaining performance data for the asset class as well as monitoring the internally managed index portfolios.
Joe Gilbert IV
Director of Public Equity Assets
Email Joe with your questions about KRS Public Equity Assets
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Real Estate and Real Return Assets
The Division of Real Estate and Real Return Assets is responsible for the general oversight and evaluation of the real estate and real return assets portfolio. The portfolio may use unique investment structures and/or utilize both public and private securities.
Andy Kiehl
Director of Real Estate and Real Return Assets
Email Andy your questions about KRS Real Estate and Real Return Assets

Internal Audit

Vacancy
Internal Audit ensures that KRS adheres to agency policies and procedures, state and federal regulations, and reports any findings to the Executive Director, Audit Committee, Investment Committee, and Board of Trustees.
Vacancy
Director of Internal Audit
Email your questions about KRS Internal Audit Policies

Human Resources

Marlane Robinson
The Human Resources team is responsible for managing benefit administration, performance, recruiting, retention, training, and payroll of KRS employees and maintaining compliance with state/federal employee regulations.
Marlane Robinson
Director of Human Resources
Email Marlane questions concerning KRS Human Resources
Kentucky Retirement Systems
1260 Louisville Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (800) 928-4646 (Toll-Free) or (502) 696-8800 (Frankfort) 
Fax: (502) 696-8822
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday