Public Sector Workforce 2030 Summit:
Planning for the Next Generation of State and Local Government Employees

Friday, September 27, 2019 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Rethinking Retirement

Dana Bilyeu

Executive Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators and former Executive Officer of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada


Dana Bilyeu is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) and has been in that role since 2013. Before joining NASRA, she served as the Executive Officer of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada (2003 – 2013). As Executive Officer, she was responsible for all aspects of fund management including analysis of plan funding, investment oversight, operational and strategic planning, and fiduciary and governance issues. Prior to her appointment as the Executive Officer, Ms. Bilyeu served eight years as the Operations Officer for the System, overseeing benefit administration, including survivor, disability, and retirement programs. Before joining Nevada PERS, Ms. Bilyeu was the System’s general counsel in the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, representing the System in benefits litigation, contracts analysis, Board governance and fiduciary issues.

Ms. Bilyeu is in her second term on the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB). The FRTIB administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and is an independent Federal agency overseen by five presidentially appointed board members and an Executive Director. The TSP is a retirement savings and investment plan for over 4.5 million Federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. Ms. Bilyeu also served as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board from 2007 through September 2010. The Advisory Board is an independent, bipartisan board created by Congress and appointed by the President and the Congress to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.

Ms. Bilyeu is a Public Employee Board Member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and also serves as a Board Member for the National Institute on Retirement Security. She received her juris doctor from California Western School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.



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