Chris Howard
Chris Howard
Chris Howard of Madison has been elected as a state employee representative on the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) Board of Trustees.

At its June 24 meeting, the Board certified results of the runoff election between Howard, who is director of the Office of Financial Management for the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, and Allan D. Cooper of Jackson, Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration Office of Budget and Fund Management senior budget analyst.

The position is one of two state employee representatives on the Board, and the position term will run from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2020.

The 10-member PERS Board includes the State Treasurer, a gubernatorial appointee who is a member of PERS, two PERS retirees, two state employees, and one representative each of public schools and community/junior colleges, institutions of higher learning, counties, and municipalities. With the exception of the State Treasurer and the gubernatorial appointee, board members are elected to staggered six-year terms.