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For Immediate Release
Contact: Candy Smith

Metzger elected as Vice Chair of Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System Board

[Posted on 06/07/2018 at 1:56 PM]

Ronda Stegmann Jefferson City, MO – The Board of Trustees of the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS) elected Gary Metzger as the Board Vice Chair during its June 5, 2018 meeting. Mr. Metzger recently retired after more than 30 years in the banking industry. Most recently, he served as the Missouri and Kansas Regional Chairman of Simmons Bank. He previously worked as chairman, president, and CEO of Liberty Bank for 20 years. A native of St. Louis, he graduated from Vianney High School. Mr. Metzger received his bachelor’s degree in economics from MacMurray College and his master’s degree from Western Illinois University.

Mr. Metzger joined the MOSERS Board in July 2017 as one of two Governor-appointed members on the 11-member board. Since then, he has been highly engaged serving on the Board Investments Committee, Pension Administration Committee, and the Strategic Planning & Governance Committee as well as chairing the Executive Director Search Committee.

“I am honored to have been elected Vice Chair of MOSERS. As a Trustee, I quickly discovered that MOSERS’ executive management team and staff have the expertise, commitment and passion to continually meet the MOSERS Mission Statement:  MOSERS exists to advance the financial security of its members. Coupled with an exceptional management team is a board of trustees that is extremely talented, engaged, and committed to the well-being of MOSERS. It’s a great combination and I am excited to be a part of it” Metzger said.

Mr. Metzger’s community involvement has included Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, Inc, BCFO, and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the president of the board of directors for Highland Springs Country Club and a prior director of the following organizations: the Missouri Bankers Association, ABA Consumer Lending Committee, BCFO, CDIAC, and the Trust Company of the Ozarks. Mr. Metzger and his wife have three grown children and five grandchildren.

MOSERS is a public employee retirement system managing more than $8 billion in assets. The system administers retirement, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and deferred compensation benefits for approximately 113,000 present and former state employees and their beneficiaries. Public pension benefits have a significant and reliable positive impact on state and local economies. MOSERS paid more than $700 million in benefits in FY17 and from that members had $15 million in state taxes and $66.7 million in federal taxes withheld from their benefit payments. Nearly 90% of the benefits paid by MOSERS remains in Missouri.


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