Governor Appoints Charles "Chuck" Bryant to PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees

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Governor Eric Greitens appointed Chuck Bryant of Creve Coeur, Missouri, to the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) Board of Trustees on March 17, 2017. His appointment was confirmed by the Senate on April 13, 2017.

Bryant has more than 20 years of institutional investment experience, and currently serves as director of sales for Kennedy Capital Management in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Finance degree from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, Bryant served with honors in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1991.

He replaces Ron Medin, who was previously appointed to the Board in August 2016 by then-governor Jay Nixon. Bryant’s appointed term ends June 30, 2017.

"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Bryant to the PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees," said Steve Yoakum, PSRS/PEERS executive director. "His extensive experience and knowledge of institutional investing and pension plans will be of great value to the Systems."

Dr. Aaron Zalis, board chair, also welcomed the addition of Bryant. "We look forward to working with Mr. Bryant," Zalis said. "His experience with investing and retirement funds will be a good addition to the mix of knowledge and experience on our Board."

About the PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees

The seven-member Board of Trustees oversees the operation and administration of PSRS/PEERS. The function of the Board is to effectively collect contributions; prudently invest assets to obtain optimum returns; equitably provide benefits; and impartially and in accordance with applicable law administer the benefit program.

The Board consists of one elected Public Education Employee Retirement System of Missouri (PEERS) member, three elected Public School Retirement System of Missouri (PSRS) members and three appointed trustees.

  • The four elected trustees are selected by vote of the members and retirees of both Systems. Two are elected each even-numbered calendar year to serve four-year terms.
  • The three appointed trustees, one of whom must be a PEERS or PSRS retiree, are named by the governor.
  • The appointed trustees must be residents of school districts included in the Retirement System, but not employees of such districts, or state employees or state elected officials.

Trustees serve without compensation but are reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred through Board service.