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Organization and Staff 

 
 

Organization Structure

 

Executive Office

 The Executive Office is responsible for the overall management of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System to achieve the primary objectives of the Fund as established by the Board of Trustees. 

The Executive Director serves as chief executive officer responsible for the establishment, installation, and maintenance of modern management techniques to provide an efficient control of funds for and services to the active members and annuitants of the System. Reporting directly to the Executive Director are the Deputy Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Internal Auditor, Press Secretary, and Legislative Liaison.

The Executive Office monitors the operation of the investment portfolio and evaluates portfolio performance for consideration by the Board, certifies expenditures of the Fund, and measures performance of professional individuals or firms with whom the Board contracts for specialized services. The Executive Office also apprises the Board of any development that will in any way affect the System and its operation.

 

Investment Office

The Investment Office is responsible for the investment activities of the System. In accordance with the investment policy established by the Board, PSERS’ investment assets are allocated to numerous outside professional investment advisors and internal investment professionals.

 
 

Office of Chief Counsel

The legal staff is responsible for representing the System in all administrative hearings and other litigation matters and providing counsel on a wide variety of matters including the interpretation of the Retirement Code, the form and legality of all System contracts, corporate governance issues and the structure and implementation of the System’s varied financial investments.

 

Internal Auditor’s Office 

The Internal Auditor’s Office performs systematic reviews of the various activities of PSERS, testing for compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures. The Internal Auditor makes recommendations on the improvement of the System’s internal control system.

Office of Financial Management

The Office of Financial Management has responsibility for planning, organizing and directing a complete accounting and financial reporting system in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles. Oversight is provided for new systems development and maintenance of existing systems, and ensuring appropriate accounting controls. The Office is the liaison for other state and federal agencies, reporting units, financial consultants, actuaries, and investment advisors for all accounting matters.  

The Deputy Executive Director

The position provides comprehensive leadership to assist the Executive Director to accomplish the agency mission by maintaining oversight of PSERS’ membership related benefit functions for both the agency’s Defined Benefit (DB) and the Defined Contribution (DC) plans in addition to DC related investment contract management. This includes managerial responsibility for the following areas: member and employer communications; member retirement counseling; member and employer data administration; benefits determinations and processing; member appeals; knowledge management of benefit policies and procedures; health insurance retirement programs including premium assistance; third party contractor administration, and defined contribution contract investment management.

Assistant Deputy Executive Director

The position provides comprehensive leadership to assist the Executive Director to accomplish the agency mission by maintaining oversight of PSERS’ administrative and information technology related services for the agency. This includes managerial responsibility for the following areas: information technology; human resources; board of trustees administration; third party contract administration; physical security; facilities; contracting and procurement; business continuity; safety; records management; and mail, imaging, and printing services.
 

Administrative Staff

Executive Director

Glen R. Grell

Chief Investment Officer

James H. Grossman Jr.

Deputy Executive Director and Director of Defined Contribution Investments 

Jennifer A. Mills

Chief Counsel    ​

Jackie W. Lutz 

Chief Financial Officer

Brian S. Carl

Chief Information Officer

​Steven Goldstein

Deputy Executive Director of Administration

​Beverly Hudson

Director of Benefits Administration

​Todd D. Fulton

Director of Communications and Counseling

Eugene W. Robison

Director of Retiree Health Insurance

Peter P. Camacci

Director of Information Technology

Paul Jose​ph

Director of Administration

​Patricia Dence

Chief ​Audit Officer

​Mei Gentry

Director of Human Resources

​Charles D. Hodge

Director of Government Relations

Antonio Parisi

​ Communications Director

Evelyn M. Williams