Retirement Board

The Retirement Board is composed of seven members. Its membership includes:



  Mark R. Vincent:
   

Mark R. Vincent is the Chairman of the Retirement Board. He was appointed to the Board by Governor Gibbons in April 2009. He served as the Boardís Vice-Chairman from July 2009 to July 2011, and as its Chairman from July 2011 to the present.

Mr. Vincent is a vice president for Zions Public Finance, a municipal advisory firm offering a comprehensive range of products and services exclusively for Nevada local governments. He has been with Zions since February 2017. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer for the city of Las Vegas where he worked for 19 years.

Prior to his employment with the city, Mr. Vincent served 17 years with several Department of Energy prime contractors that supported the weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site (now known as the Nevada National Security Site). Mr. Vincent has been a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Nevada since 1981.

In addition to Nevada PERS, Mr. Vincent also served on the Nevada Department of Taxationís Committee on Local Government Finance from December 2010 through October 2016.

A resident of Las Vegas since 1965, Mr. Vincent is a 1978 graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with distinction.

  Katherine Ong:
   

Ms. Ong is the Vice-Chair of the Retirement Board and was appointed to the Board by Governor Sandoval in 2011. She is co-founder of Hobbs, Ong & Associates, Inc., a financial consulting group specializing in municipal bond financing, and financial problem solving and support. Ms. Ong retired from Clark County, Nevada where she was employed as the Budget Manager. Ms. Ong currently serves on the Board of Directors of Employers Holdings, Inc., a Nevada corporation listed on the New York Stock exchange. Ms. Ong received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with an emphasis in Finance.

  Lee-Ann Easton:
   

Ms. Easton was appointed to the Retirement Board by Governor Sandoval in August of 2017. Ms. Easton currently serves as Director of the State of Nevadaís Office of Project Management in Carson City. She has held various management positions within the state serving as Deputy Director of the Department of Administration which oversees the management and operation of 10 state agencies including Administrative Services, Enterprise IT Services, Fleet Services, Grants Office, Hearings & Appeals, Human Resources, Purchasing, Risk Management, State Library and Archives, State Public Works as well as the Victims of Crime Program.

Prior to her deputy role, she served as Administrator of the Division of Human Resource Management. In addition to her background in operations and HR, she also served in the State Budget Office for approximately 7 years. Ms. Easton has worked for the State for 29 years, with most of her time spent in Human Resources. She has served on several boards, committees and professional human resources organizations during her career including Treasurer and Vice President of the National Association of State Personnel Executives.

  Scott M. Gorgon:
   

Scott M. Gorgon serves as a Battalion Chief for the North Las Vegas Fire Department. Mr. Gorgon has completed over 35 years in the Nevada Fire Service. Mr. Gorgon currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada representing more than eighteen hundred active fire fighters.

Before working for the North Las Vegas Fire Department, Gorgon worked for the Bureau of Land Management and the Carson City Fire Department. He currently is an adjunct faculty member of the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), teaching in the Fire Science Department. Professional affiliations include International Association of Fire Fighters, National Society of Executive Fire Officers and a member of the Professional Qualification committee for the National Fire Protection Association.

Gorgon studied at the Truckee Meadows Community College and earned his Associate's Degree in Fire Science. He went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration at Cogswell Polytechnical College. After earning both degrees, Gorgon continued his education, earning a Master's Degree in Executive Fire Leadership, and later becoming an Executive Fire Officer (EFO) graduate of the National Fire Academy.

Gorgon makes it a priority to be involved in his community. He serves his community through his involvement in the various charitable efforts of the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada, including raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and sponsoring scholarships for the Public Education Foundation.

  Yolanda T. King:
   

Ms. King was appointed to the Retirement Board by Governor Sandoval in August of 2017. Ms. King is currently the County Manager for Clark County. Prior to this appointment, she served as Clark Countyís Chief Financial Officer, Assistant County Manager, Director of Budget and Financial Planning, and other various financial and auditing positions with Clark County. She has been employed with Clark County since 1989 and has over 20 years of experience in public finance. Ms. King is a native Las Vegan and has a dual bachelor of science degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Masterís of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

  Tim Ross:
   

Tim was appointed to the Retirement Board by Governor Sandoval in August 2015. He has lived in Reno nearly 40 years. After graduating from the University of Nevada Reno, Tim spent many years in private business which included owning retail stores in both Reno and Carson City.

Shortly after turning to a career in Law Enforcement, he was elected to serve on the Board of the Washoe County Sheriff Deputies Association (WCSDA). Tim is currently serving his third term as the President of the WCSDA as well as serving as the President of the Peace Officers' Research Association of Nevada (PORAN). PORAN is a statewide organization representing nearly 2,000 commissioned peace officers. Additionally, Tim spent time as a Legislative representative for PORAN and the WCSDA during the 2015 Legislative Session.

  Brian A. Wallace:
   

Mr. Wallace was appointed to the Retirement Board by Governor Sandoval in August of 2017. He works at Eagle Valley Middle School/Carson City School District and started in August of 2002. Mr. Wallace currently teaches U.S. History, Yearbook, and coaches the EVMS Cross Country team. He recently received his endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education and teaches 2 classes of GATE students. Prior to teaching, he spent 10 years with the U.S. Army Reserves as a Combat Medic (91B).

Mr. Wallace is the current president of the Ormsby County Education Association, which is the teacherís union for the Carson City School District. He is also the current Secretary-Treasurer for the Nevada State Education Association.

Mr. Wallace received his Master of Education in K-12 Literacy from Lesley University and his Bachelor of Science in Education - Secondary Education from the University of Idaho with majors in English and History.