Judge William Kleinpeter was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) on Friday, February 24, 2012. He replaces Sheryl Ranatza, who resigned as an active member Trustee in January.
Judge Kleinpeter has served as City Court Judge of Port Allen for 21 years. Prior to his election, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University and holds a Juris Doctorate from the Louisiana State University Law Center.
Judge Kleinpeter will serve a two-year term until the next LASERS Board election is held in 2013.
The 12-member policy-making Board has fiduciary oversight over LASERS. Trustees serve staggered four-year terms with Board elections taking place every odd-numbered year.