Mintz is pleased to share that Member O’Kelly E. McWilliams III has been appointed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as Chair of the Virginia Retirement System’s Board of Trustees, beginning February 21. Mr. McWilliams was previously a Member of the Board of Trustees in 2019 for the nearly $86 billion public pension plan.
The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) administers pension plans and other benefits for Virginia’s public sector employees. VRS ranks as the 18th largest public or private pension fund in the United States and the 41st largest in the world.
Over the course of his career, Mr. McWilliams has garnered extensive experience counseling and handling matters for clients on a broad range of business issues, placing special emphasis on employment law issues as they relate to transactions and disputes. His expansive background has brought board of directors and senior management teams to Mintz seeking his advice and counsel on business risk and mitigation, and governance issues.
In addition to his role as Chair of VRS’ Board of Trustees, Mr. McWilliams also serves on several committees, including the Benefits & Actuarial, Audit and Compliance, and Administration and Personnel Committees.