Deaths from COVID-19 have now surpassed three million worldwide. The U.S.—which has the highest level globally—reports more than 566,000 dead. However, more than 131 million people—or half of all American adults—have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Experts estimate at the current pace, the nation will see 70 percent of the population vaccinated by mid-June.
With the vaccine rollout underway, many states are now moving closer to lifting all restrictions. However, others are still requiring the use of masks in public and keeping other limitations in place. For example, almost all states continue to restrict capacity or require social distancing measures for businesses that are allowed to open.
What does this mean for public pension plans, their employees, the people they serve, and the way they serve them? In February, NCTR hosted a webinar featuring the executive directors of several of our largest systems, discussing what they learned over the last year and the impact on their operations, governance, and investing going forward.
Now, with vaccinations on the rise and more states easing COVID restrictions, what is the latest from the governmental plan community? To learn more, join Leigh Snell, NCTR’s Director of Federal Relations, on Wednesday, April 28, at 3PM/ET, as he interviews the leaders of three mid-size member systems:
• Erika Glaster, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System;
• Tina Leiss, Executive Officer of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada; and
• Dearld Snider, Executive Director of the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri.
For a candid, revealing discussion of the public pension community’s past response, present situation, and the expectations for their future—and that of the industry—you will not want to miss this one! Register now, as this is guaranteed to be one of the top webinars of the year.