Advisory Council for the Retirement System

The Advisory Council for the Retirement System, appointed by the Comptroller pursuant to regulations of the Comptroller (2 NYCRR Part 320), advises and makes recommendations to the Comptroller on the formulation of policies in relation to the administration and management of the Common Retirement Fund and the Retirement System. At the annual meetings of the Council, the Comptroller and senior staff also exchange information and insights with the Council to help stakeholders understand the status and challenges of the Common Retirement Fund and the Retirement System.

Honorable Peter J. Abbate, Jr.
Chair
Assembly Governmental Employees Committee
New York State Assembly

Stephen J. Acquario
Executive Director
New York State Association of Counties

Peter A. Baynes
Executive Director
New York State Conference of Mayors

Heather Briccetti
President & CEO
Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Mario Cilento
President
New York State AFL-CIO

Sam Fresina
President
Professional Fire Fighters Association

Gerry Geist
Executive Director
Association of Towns of the State of New York

Honorable Andrew Gounardes
Chair
Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee
New York State Senate

Don Kelly
Director of Research
Civil Service Employees Association

Bryant Kolner
President
Alliance of Public Retiree Organizations of New York

Robert Schneider
Executive Director
New York State School Boards Association

Michael O'Meara
President
New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations

Thomas Mungeer
President
New York State Troopers PBA

Diana Hinchcliff
President 
Retired Public Employees Association

Andrew Pallotta
President
New York State United Teachers

Michael Powers
President
New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association

Raymond Santander
Assistant Director
AFSCME District Council 37

Wayne Spence
President
New York State Public Employees Federation

Ronald J. Walsh, Jr.
President
Council 82, AFSCME

Richard Wells
President
Police Conference of New York

Barbara Zaron
President
New York State Organization of Management Confidential Employees