Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund

Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund

Governor Deal appoints new member to Board of Trustees; Chairman Buice steps down

Effective March 1, 2011, Governor Deal appointed Kerry J. Cook to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund, replacing Michael H. Buice, whose term had expired. Mr. Cook is a 29-year firefighter veteran and a member of the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund. He retired from the Decatur Fire Department, where he served on the City Retirement Board from 1999 to 2002. He is a former chairman of the Hall County Republican Party. He currently serves as Chief Bailiff for Judge Gene Roberts in the State Court of Hall County. He and his wife, Ann, live in Chestnut Mountain. They have two children and one grandchild.

Chief Buice leaves the Board after twelve years of service, the last eight of which he served as Chair. Captain Rita Smith-Cain, Vice Chair, will assume the Chair until elections are held to re-constitute the Board.

Please join the Staff and I in welcoming Mr. Cook to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund.

Jim Meynard
Executive Director