Alan Conroy was named executive director of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka, according to a news release posted on the $11 billion system’s website.
He will begin on Feb. 13 and will be responsible to the system’s board for all aspects of KPERS’ daily operations.
Mr. Conroy replaces Elizabeth B.A. Miller, the system’s chief investment officer, who was acting executive director.
She took over for Glenn Deck, who retired on Sept. 19.
Mr. Conroy is director of the Kansas Legislative Research Department, the non-partisan research and fiscal agency for the Kansas Legislature, and has been with the department in several different positions since 1983.
Mr. Conroy also was an ex-officio member of the recent KPERS Study Commission — which was asked to consider alternative plan designs for the long-term sustainability of the system — and has provided staff support for the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Pension, Investments and Benefits, responsible with ongoing KPERS oversight, over the last 20 years.
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Neither Mr. Conroy nor KPERS spokeswoman Kristen Basso returned calls for comment.