Board Details

Teachers' Fund For Retirement (TFFR) Board

Type of Board: Agency/Policy Making Pay/Benefits: NDCC 15-39.1-08 $148/day
Voting Members: 7 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 0 Created by: NDCC § 15-39.1-05.1
Length of Terms: 5 years, no term limits
Frequency of Meetings: 6 times a year, and at the call of the Chair
Address: 3442 East Century Avenue PO Box 7100 Bismarck, ND 58507-7100
Phone: (701) 328-9895
Fax: (701) 328-9897
Website: www.nd.gov/rio
Email: fkopp@nd.gov
Contact: Fay Kopp
The Board manages the state's teachers retirement fund. Five members are appointed by the governor: one full-time school administrator; two full-time classroom teachers or full-time school counselors; and two retired members of fund. Superintendent of public instruction and state treasurer also serve.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Baesler, Superintendent Kirsten Statutory (701) 328-4572 Burleigh 1/1/2012 Open
Burton, Michael Retiree (701) 241-9818 Cass 12/17/2014 6/30/2022
Gessner, Michael President - Math Teacher (701) 838-8533 Ward 7/1/2005 6/30/2021
Gumeringer, Antonia Special Education Teacher (701) 323-4320 Burleigh 7/1/2016 6/30/2019
Lech, Robert Superintendent (701) 252-1950 Stutsman 7/1/2013 6/30/2020
Olson, Melvin Retiree (701) 730-0152 Cass 7/1/2013 6/30/2018
Schmidt, Treasurer Kelly Statutory (701) 328-2643 Burleigh 1/1/2005 Open