TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Gov. Sam Brownback has filled a vacancy on a panel studying possible alternatives to the state’s public pension system.
Frederick Poccia III replaces Chris Long, who has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Poccia, of Overland Park, has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industries.
The KPERS Study Commission was created under changes made to the pension system during the 2011 legislative session.
The commission will make recommendations to the 2012 Legislature, which will consider identical bills in the House and Senate. Identical bills must be voted on by each chamber before other provisions of the 2011 law are implemented.