Keith Brainard, Vice Chair

Position: Securities Investment, Pension Administration, or Pension Law

Term ends: 2025

As research director for the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, Keith Brainard collects, prepares and distributes to NASRA members news, studies and reports pertinent to public system administration and policy. NASRA members are the directors of some 90 mostly statewide public retirement systems in the United States. Combined, these systems hold assets of more than $3.5 trillion to fund pension and other benefits for most of the nation’s 26 million working and retired employees of state and local government.

Mr. Brainard is co-author of The Governmental Plans Answer Book, Fifth Edition, and he created the Public Fund Survey, an online compendium of public pension data and predecessor to Public Plans Data. Keith has discussed public pension issues before Congress, state legislative committees, public pension boards of trustees, and on broadcast television and radio. He served two non-consecutive terms as a member of the Georgetown, Texas city council.

Mr. Brainard previously served as manager of budget & planning for the Arizona State Retirement System and he provided fiscal research and analysis for the Texas and Arizona legislatures. He has a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs.

City: Georgetown

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