Mr. Farfaglia is one of three trustees elected from the NYSTRS membership to serve on the 10-member Board. Prior to his election to the Board, he attended the quarterly meetings as an interested observer. He currently chairs the Compensation and Disability Review committees, and serves on the Audit, Ethics, Executive and Investment committees.
A graduate of LeMoyne College and SUNY Oswego, Mr. Farfaglia has been a teacher in the Jordan-Elbridge School District for more than 30 years. He served as the local union president for 25 years and currently serves as vice president. Mr. Farfaglia also is a member of the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education. He has served New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in a number of capacities, including chair of the NYSUT Pension and Retirement Committee, as well as an at-large director and member of the Executive Committee.