2020 Election for Open Positions on the Board of Directors

The GAPPT Board of Directors consists of eight (8) members elected by the Association's membership. This year, the GAPPT has two (2) board positions up for election:
  • Treasurer
  • Director at Large - Position 3

To learn more about the positions, please see the GAPPT Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities.

Congratulations to the following members on their election to the GAPPT Board of Directors:


Term: January 2021 - December 2022

Patina Brown, CPPT
Deputy Finance Director and Pension Board Member

City of Marietta

Patina Brown joined Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees (GAPPT) in 2016. Since that time she has received her certification from GAPPT, served as the Audit Committee Chair, and currently serves as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and Treasurer.  As Deputy Finance Director and Pension Board member for the City of Marietta, she brings over 20 years of financial experience and expertise. Prior experience includes a broad range of financial know-how such as commodity hedging, public, corporate, and governmental accounting, internal auditing, and financial planning and analysis. 
Throughout her financial career Patina established a reputation for honesty, hard-working, knowledgeable and willingness to tackle new challenges. Patina holds a BA in Finance from Kennesaw State University, a Government Management Certification from University of Georgia (UGA), is an active member of the Government Financial Officer’s Association, teaches volunteer classes on debt management and financial wellness, and is currently enrolled in the Public Financial Officers Certification at UGA.  In her spare time she likes to travel, coach youth basketball, and spend time with her family.

Director at Large - Position 3

Term: March 2020 - April 2023

Kevin Hurley, CPPT
Interim AGM of Finance/CFO

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Mr. Hurley joined the Authority in 1999 as a Financial Analyst and since joining the Authority has held various positions with increasing levels of responsibility.  As MARTA's Interim CFO, Mr. Hurley is responsible for overseeing MARTA's revenue collection and fare media sales, cash and investment management, MARTRA’s debt program, capital financing, financial reporting, payroll and payables, operating and capital budget development, purchasing, materials management, and parking services. He is responsible for the strategic direction and daily management of the Department of Finance.  He chairs the Non-Represented Defined Contribution pension committee, Co-Chairs the Represented Defined Benefit Pension Committee and sits on the Non-Represented Defined Benefit Pension Committee.  In addition, Mr. Hurley is a Board member at large for the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees.  Immediately prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Hurley held a senior analyst position with The Boeing Company and was selected to participate in The Boeing Company Leadership Development Program.  His previous experience was in the United States Air Force where Mr. Hurley was a Comptroller, Finance Officer, Cost Analysis Branch Chief, and Flight Commander. 
Mr. Hurley holds a BBA degree in Finance from the University of Georgia, an MBA from University of Phoenix, and is a Certified Public Pension Trustee.

The Board of Directors would like to thank the membership for their participation in the election process. Questions can be directed to Tracy Ransom, Vice President and Rules Committee Chairperson, at [email protected] or Sue Reynolds at [email protected]