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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.

Executive

William A. Thielen
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.
William A. Thielen
Executive Director
Email Bill

Operations

Karen Roggenkamp

The Chief Operations Officer oversees the operative and technical aspects and infrastructure of KRS and the Perimeter Park West campus.
Karen Roggenkamp
Chief Operations Officer
Email Karen
Todd E. Coleman
Accounting
The Accounting Division is responsible for the collection, and balancing of contributions, invoicing, and reconciling all General Ledger transactions.
Todd E. Coleman
Director of Accounting
Email your Accounting Questions
Scarlett Consalvi
Communications
The commitment of the Communications Division is to educate our membership, while ensuring that the agency clearly engages members and constituent audiences.
Scarlett Consalvi
Director of Communications
Email your questions about KRS Communications
Sarah Webb
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.
Sarah Webb
Director of Employer Reporting, Compliance & Education
Email your Employer Reporting Questions
Shawn Sparks
Planning & Constituent Services
The Planning and Constituent Services Division serves as the main agency contact for the offices of the Governor, LRC and Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation.
Shawn Sparks
Director of Planning & Constituent Services
Email Shawn your Planning and Constituent Services inquiry
Joe 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 Gilbert
Director of Procurement & Office Services
Email Joe your questions about KRS Procurement and Office Services

Benefits

Rebecca Stephens

The Chief Benefits Officer oversees the administration of statutes in determining retirement eligibility, retirement payments, health insurance, and disability procedures.
Rebecca Stephens
Chief Benefits Officer
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 your inquiry 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
Send an email inquiry to Member Services
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 an inquiry to Membership Support
Connie Pettyjohn
Retiree Health Care
The Retiree Health Care Division assists retirees in navigating the complications of health insurance after retirement, and administrates a variety of member insurance needs.
Connie Pettyjohn
Director of Retiree Health Care
Email 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 your retiree payroll inquiries

Investments

David Peden
Chief Investment Officer
David provides general direction to the fixed income, equity and alternative asset divisions and serves as the primary adviser to the Investment Committee.  Mr. Peden also assists in developing policies and procedures to safeguard the systems assets.
David Peden MBA, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Email David with your questions about KRS Investment oversight
Absolute Return Stategies
The Division of Absolute Return Strategies is responsible for performing due diligence on Absolute Return Strategies, monitoring all direct hedge funds and fund of hedge funds investment managers, reviewing legal documents, and maintaining performance data. Absolute Return Strategies may use unique investment structures and/or utilize both public and private securities.
Vacancy
Director of Absolute Return Strategies
Email your questions about KRS Absolute Return Stategies
Fixed Income Assets
The Division of Fixed Income Assets is responsible for the general oversight and evaluation of all external fixed income managers in the core, global and high yield sectors, as well as internally managed portfolios.
Rich Robben, CFA
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income Assets
Email Rich your questions about KRS Fixed Income Assets
Private Equity Assets
The Private Equity Assets is responsible for performing due diligence on Private Equity Assets, reviewing legal documents, monitoring transactions and maintaining performance data.
Vacancy
Director of Private Equity Assets
Email your questions about KRS Private Equity 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
Brent Aldridge, MBA, CAIA
Real Estate and Real Return Assets
The Division of Real Estate and Real Return Assets is responsible for performing due diligence on Real Estate and Real Return Assets, monitoring all external Real Estate and Real Return Assets managers, reviewing legal documents, maintaining performance data and monitoring the internally managed TIPS portfolio. Real Estate and Real Return Assets may use unique investment structures and/or utilize both public and private securities.
Brent Aldridge, MBA, CAIA
Director of Real Estate and Real Return Assets
Email Brent your questions about KRS Real Estate and Real Return Assets

Internal Audit

Connie Davis

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.
Connie Davis
Director of Internal Audit
Email your questions about KRS Internal Audit Policies

Legal

Brian Thomas

The Legal division is responsible for providing legal advice and legal representation of the systems in all matters including administrative appeals and in litigation.
Brian Thomas
General Counsel
Email your Legal Inquiry

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 questions concerning KRS Human Resources
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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
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