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
retirement system administration and policy. NASRA members
are the directors and administrators of 82 statewide
public retirement systems in the United States. Combined,
these systems hold assets of more than $2 trillion in
trust to fund pension and other benefits for most of the
nationís 22 million working and retired employees of state
and local government.
Mr. Brainard is co-author of the
ďGovernmental Plans Answer Book, Second Edition,
and he created and maintains the Public Fund Survey, an online compendium of public pension data sponsored jointly by NASRA and the National Council on Teacher Retirement.
Keith created the State & Local Pension Exchange, predecessor to the Public Fund Survey and recipient of the Award for Excellence in Government Finance from the Government Finance Officers Association.
He has discussed public pension issues with federal,
state, and local policymakers; public pension trustees;
and on broadcast television and radio.
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 masterís degree from the University
LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Association of State Retirement Administrators
PO Box 980
Georgetown, TX 78627-0980