Texas Governor Rick Perry named three new trustees to the $105 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Karen Charleston, Joe Colonnetta and Anita Smith Palmer are new members of the board.
Charleston is employed by Prairie View A&M University and Palmer is a retired educator and president of the Olney Hamilton Hospital Foundation. Colonnetta is a private investor and participates on a number of other boards including the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Episcopal School of Dallas and Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board. He also has 20 years of investment management experience, including private equity and debt