LAPERS Officers

Maris LeBlanc, President

  • Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer, Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System, 2006 - Present
  • Began state service in 1985
  • Former Deputy General Counsel for the Louisiana Ethics Administration
  • Former Executive Counsel to Commissioner of Administration
  • Undergraduate LSU, Graduate, LSU Law Center
  • Vice-President, Board of Directors, Coalition to Preserve Retirement Security

Warren Ponder, Vice President

  • Executive Director, Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana
  • Former General Counsel, LSERS
  • Former Executive Counsel, Secretary of State
  • Undergraduate LSU,
    LSU Law School
  • Hon. State Senator (Louisiana)
  • Hon. Col. Kentucky State Militia

Kimberly A. Gann, Secretary

  • Assistant Director, State Police Retirement System (LSPRS), 1999 - Present
  • Began State Service in 1983
  • Completed LSU Paralegal Program 1989
  • Commissioned Notary since 1990
  • Served 9 years at LASERS prior to joining State Police
  • Secretary, LAPERS Board of Directors, 2004 - Present

Dainna S. Tully, Treasurer

  • Administrative Director, Parochial Employees' Retirement System
  • Worked in retirement industry over 28 years
  • Bachelor of Science, Louisiana Tech Univeristy,
    MBA, LSU
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
  • Certified Retirement Administrator (CRA)
  • Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC)