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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Contact: Candy Smith
573-632-6130

Antwaun Smith Re-elected Chairman of the MOSERS Board

[Posted on 02/19/2016 at 1:55 PM]

Antwaun SmithAntwaun Smith, co-founder of the Smith Law Office, based in St. Joseph, Kansas City, and Springfield, has been re-elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS) in Jefferson City.

Mr. Smith serves on the MOSERS board as one of two members appointed by Governor Jay Nixon. He began his term on August 10, 2011, serving as chairman in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He was re-elected as chairman at the January 21, 2016, meeting of the board.

MOSERS is a public employee retirement system managing approximately $8 billion in assets. The system administers retirement, long-term disability, life insurance, and deferred compensation benefits for approximately 113,000 present and former state employees and their beneficiaries.

The MOSERS Board of Trustees, chaired by Mr. Smith, has overall responsibility for oversight of the management of system assets, as well as administration of the system’s benefit programs. The board provides strategic leadership for the organization and has broad authority for the organizational governance of the system.

In Mr. Smith’s law practice, he represents individuals who have been physically injured and businesses that have suffered financial injury. He received both his B.A. (Religious Studies) and J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also earned an M.B.A. degree from Oxford University while studying there on a Rhodes Scholarship.

In addition, State Representative Mike Leara, St. Louis County, was elected to his first term as vice chairman.  Representative Leara has served on the board of trustees since 2011 and currently holds the position of chairman of the legislative Joint Committee on Public Employment Retirement.

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MOSERS
Missouri State Employees' Retirement System
Address: 907 Wildwood Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65102
https://www.mosers.org/images/mosers-logo-bg-375-280.jpg Phone: 800.827.1063 URL: Email: mosers@mosers.org Founded On: September 1, 1957