GAPPT News and Updates

The GAPPT quarterly newsletter, "News and Reports", is emailed to all Association members. Current and past editions of the newsletter may be accessed through the Member Area of the website. 


News in 2018: 

September 17-20, 2018:  The Ninth Annual GAPPT Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia. This year's conference was the largest to date with over two hundred and sixty (260) event registrants.

September 2018:  Congratulations to the following GAPPT members elected as officers of the Board of Directors: 

  • Vice President Tracy Wells-Ransom, (Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund)
  • Treasurer Patina Brown, (City of Marietta)
  • Director At Large (Position 1) - Michaela Thompson, (Georgia Ports Authority) 

March 19-21, 2018:  The Fifth Annual Trustee School was held at the Marriott Macon City Center in Macon, Georgia. Thirty-six (36) participants registered for the Basic Course, twenty-four (24) for the Advanced Course, and thirty-two (32) for the Continuing Education sessions. Seventy-three (73) Affiliates also attended the event as instructors or for networking purposes. This was the second year in a row the Association has seen a 20% increase in attendance at the Trustee School.


News in 2017:

November 2017: Read about the City of East Point and their pension milestone in this press release. Information about the city's pension plan was highlighted in an Atlanta Journal and Constitution article.

September 11-14, 2017:  Due to Hurricane Irma, the Eighth Annual GAPPT Conference in St. Simons, Georgia was cancelled. While the cancellation was disappointing to all involved, the association was grateful our attendees were not placed in harm's way. The GAPPT appreciated everyone's patience and understanding as we dealt with this unforeseen circumstance. 

March 2017:  Congratulations to the following GAPPT members elected as officers of the Board of Directors: 

  • President Tim Milligan, (Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund)
  • Secretary - Ersula May, (Fulton County Schools Employees' Pension Fund)
  • Director At Large (Position 3) - Matt Hamby, (City of Gainesville) 

March 20-22, 2017:  The Fourth Annual Trustee School was held at the Marriott Macon City Center in Macon, Georgia. Thirty-four (34) participants registered to attend the Basic Course, nineteen (19) for the Advanced Course, and twenty-seven (27) registered for the expanded Continuing Education Course. In addition, fifty-two (52) Affiliate members attended the event as class instructors or for networking purposes. 


News in 2016:

September 19-22, 2016:  The Seventh Annual Conference was held at the Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier in Buford, Georgia. Eighty-eight (88) Plan Sponsors participated, representing twenty-eight (28) plans throughout the state of Georgia. Also in attendance were one hundred and one (101) Affiliate members representing eighty-three (83) companies. The GAPPT appreciates the support of the conference sponsors who continue to make the yearly event a success.

March 2016:  Congratulations to the following GAPPT members elected as officers of the Board of Directors:

  • Vice President - Tim Milligan, (City of Marietta/Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund)
  • Treasurer - Harold Grindle, (Emeritus Member/Retired CFO)
  • Director-at-Large (Position 2) - Morgan Wurst, (Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund)

March 21-23, 2016:  The GAPPT held its Third Annual Trustee School at the Marriott Macon City Center in Macon, Georgia. After successfully completing the Advanced Course, eighteen (18) Plan Sponsor members received their CPPT designations. In addition to the twenty-six (26) Basic Course participants, sixteen (16) GAPPT members also attended the newly established Continuing Education Course.


News in 2015:

September 21-24, 2015:  The Sixth Annual Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency located in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. In attendance were ninety-six (96) Plan Sponsor participants representing twenty-six (26) different plans, as well as one hundred and twenty-one (121) Affiliate participants from eighty-eight (88) firms.

March 23-25, 2015:  At the GAPPT's Second Annual Trustee School, twenty-one (21) Trustees and Administrators graduated from the Advanced Course Curriculum and another twenty-three (23) successfully completed our Basic Course Curriculum.


News in 2014:

September 23-25, 2014:  The GAPPT held its Fifth Annual Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. There were eighty-six (86) Plan Sponsor participants representing twenty-five (25) plans throughout the state, and eighty-nine (89) Affiliate participants representing seventy-two (72) different firms from around the country. The Golf Tournament, held on Monday, September 22nd, had thirty-eight (38) participants and perfect weather. 

March 24-26, 2014:  The GAPPT's Inaugural Trustee School was held in Macon, Georgia. With thirty-five (35) trustees registered and thirty (30) participating Affiliate members, the first Trustee School was considered a major success.