Glen R. Grell
Public School Employees’ Retirement System
Mr. Grell is the Executive Director of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), a $50.2 billion public pension system headquartered in Harrisburg, PA and currently the 20th largest state-sponsored defined benefit public pension fund in the nation with a membership of nearly 260,000 active school employees and nearly 220,000 retirees.
Prior to being named Executive Director, Mr. Grell served as the elected State Representative for the 87th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which includes several communities in Eastern Cumberland County. He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2004.
During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Mr. Grell was the prime sponsor or House floor leader on legislation addressing many important matters, including: the 2010 public pension reform; eminent domain; the 2012 Justice Reinvestment Initiative for corrections reform; revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code on secured transactions; a recodification of the Notary Public Law; and tort reform.
He also served as the House Republican Caucus’ representative as a member of the PSERS Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015 and was Chairman of the 25 member South Central (GOP) Caucus.
Prior to his election, Mr. Grell was an attorney in private practice in Central Pennsylvania. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Solicitor of Hampden Township, the largest municipality in Cumberland County. He also served as Deputy General Counsel to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge from 1995 to 2000.
Mr. Grell has been a member of the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees since 1995. He serves on the Board of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation and is chairman of its Scholarship Committee. Mr. Grell is also active in several pension industry associations including, the National Association of State Retirement Administrators and the National Council on Teacher Retirement.
Mr. Grell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1978, as well as his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1981.