Mark Whelan, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System

Mark Whelan is the Chief Financial Officer for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Kentucky (TRS) and has served in this capacity since January 2004. He manages the accounting department for the retirement plan. He also serves on the team that has constructed the Pathway online member self-service portal.

Mr. Whelan was TRS’s deputy controller from November 2001 through 2003. Prior to TRS, he worked seven years at accounting firms specializing in audits of local governments.

Mr. Whelan graduated in 1994 from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science in accounting and received his designation as a Certified Public Accountant in 1997. Mr. Whelan currently serves on the Government Finance Officers Association’s Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration.

Mr. Whelan also is a board member of the Public Pension Financial Forum (P2F2) and a member of AICPA and KYCPA.