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Board Election Results

MOSERS Board Election Results

[Posted on 09/14/2018 at 3:58 PM]

The results are in. Active and vested former state employees re-elected Crystal Wessing and Jennifer Jacobs, who both currently serve on the MOSERS Board of Trustees. Retired members elected Gary Findlay, who will officially become a member of the Board on January 1, 2019.

Trustees are expected to demonstrate strategic leadership and have the ability to work as part of a group. Specific responsibilities include oversight of the administration of the defined benefit pension, deferred compensation, life insurance, and long-term disability plans as well as oversight of the management of system assets. Major responsibilities include making decisions about the appropriate asset allocation for the investment portfolio, setting the annual contribution rate, and approving the annual budget for the operation of the fund. Trustees are responsible for preserving the long-term corpus of the fund, maximizing total return within prudent risk parameters, and acting in the exclusive interests of the members of the system. A trustee must understand and accept the fiduciary obligations that are outlined in state law.

Crystal Wessing - Chairwoman

Elected Active MemberCrystal Wessing

Crystal Wessing has been a state employee for 18 years. She currently serves as the Director of Financial & Administrative Services for the Office of Administration’s Information Technology Services Division. Ms. Wessing began serving on the MOSERS Board in January 2015.

Ms. Wessing holds a master’s degree in finance from Jones International University (now part of Trident University International) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College. She resides in California, Missouri with her husband, John, and their daughter, Maggie.


Jenny Jacobs

Jenny Jacobs

Elected Active Member

Jenny Jacobs is the Chief Financial Officer of State Technical College of Missouri, a component unit of the State of Missouri. She earned her BSBA from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and has been a licensed CPA since 1998. She spent 9 years in public accounting primarily in business and personal income tax, 8 years as the CFO of a multi-specialty medical group, and the last 5 ½ years in higher education at State Technical College. Ms. Jacobs began serving on the MOSERS Board in June 2018 when she was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Board Chairwoman Shannon Owens who left state employment. Ms. Jacobs resides in rural Linn, Missouri with her husband, Greg.


Gary Findlay

Elected Retired MemberGary Findlay

Gary Findlay served as the Executive Director of MOSERS from 1994 until his retirement on January 1, 2016. Shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri, he entered the U.S. Army as an infantry lieutenant with a tour that included one year of combat duty in Vietnam.

His professional career following the military included more than 42 years of service to public retirement plans. At present, he also serves as a board member of the Missouri Association of Active and Retired Missouri State Employees (ARMSE).


Don Martin

Don Martin

Outgoing Board Member

Dr. Donald Martin, Emeritus Professor of Accounting from Central Missouri State University, will conclude his current term on the MOSERS Board on December 31, 2018. His service in both active and retired member board positions began in 1995. He did not seek another term as part of the 2018 election. MOSERS thanks Dr. Martin for his many years of dedicated service to the members of MOSERS.

Thank you to everyone who voted in the MOSERS Board Election! The total number of MOSERS members who voted was 14,668, which represents 13.82% of those eligible; an increase in participation of 2.18% from the prior Board election in 2014.

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