Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rougeou Named NASRA President

Cindy Rougeou, Executive Director of the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS), has been named President of the Executive Committee by members of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA).

NASRA is a non-profit association whose members are the directors of the nation’s state, territorial, and largest statewide public retirement systems. NASRA members oversee retirement systems that hold more than $2 trillion in assets and that provide pension and other benefits to more than two-thirds of all state and local government employees.

“I am honored to be chosen as President of NASRA, an association of critical importance to public pension systems around the nation,” said Rougeou. The association’s mission is to serve its members in managing sustainable public employee retirement systems through education, research, and collaboration. NASRA has been consistently committed to the five elements supporting sound retirement plan design: mandatory participation, shared financing, benefit adequacy, pooled investment and longevity risks, and lifetime benefits.

Rougeou assumes the new position having previously served as President Elect, first Vice President, and second Vice President of the Executive Committee. She was also NASRA’s Region 4 Vice President, which includes Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas.

Rougeou joined LASERS in 2002 and has had an extensive career in public service.

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