Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Texas Senate Confirms Keith Brainard to State Public Pension Oversight Agency

By Allen Jones, TEXPERS Communications Manager

Keith Brainard
The Texas Senate has confirmed the reappointment of Keith Brainard to the State Pension Review Board. 

Brainard is vice-chair of the agency, which reviews all state and local public retirement systems for actuarial soundness. His term expires in 2025. 

Gov. Greg Abbott's office announced on May 1 the reappointed of Brainard to the Pension Review Board. The appointment was subject to Senate confirmation.

Brainard is a research director for the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, a nonprofit with members representing more than two-thirds of the $5.2 trillion held in trust for nearly 15 million working and 10 million retired employees of state and local government in the United States. Brainard is a co-author of The Governmental Plans Answer Book, according to a NASRA staff biography. Through his work, he established databases of public pension statistics. He also is a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Government Finance from the Government Finance Officers Association. Also, according to the announcement of his reappointment, Brainard is a former city council member for the City of Georgetown, where he resides. 

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