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Janis Hernandez Named President of Louisiana Retired Teachers Association

(Baton Rouge, La.)- Janis Hernandez, a resident of Gonzales, was recently elected president of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association. Hernandez previously served as first vice president and state membership chair.    

As president of LRTA, Hernandez will preside at all meetings of the association, the Executive Board and the Executive Committee. She will also appoint all standing and special committees, with approval of the Executive Board. She is responsible for performing other such duties as needed to carry out the purposes of the association.

After working extensively with the Jefferson Parish Public School system, Hernandez and her husband relocated to Ascension Parish. Hernandez has held esteemed leadership positions with LRTA. She served as second vice president and state program chair for LRTA from 2016 to 2018. In recognition of her leadership, LRTA honored Hernandez with the Name of Fame award in April of 2017.   

“I am honored to have been elected LRTA President,” says Hernandez. “I have made many friends across the state while trying to protect our retirement benefits.  I hope every retired school employee will join over 20,000 LRTA members to help us continue to Make Retirement Years Great!

Hernandez holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sewing, reading and simply enjoying retirement with family and friends.

The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association is a membership organization solely devoted to protecting and enhancing benefits for individuals receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. LRTA represents over 20,000 retired educators and continues to promote the professional, social and economic welfare of all Louisiana retired educators. For more information about LRTA, visit lrta.net.