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Richard Stensrud

Executive Director | Joined SERS: 2017

Richard Stensrud joined SERS as the Executive Director in 2017. He is the central point of accountability for SERS’ overall affairs, investment performance, and operational and financial performance.

Before joining SERS, Stensrud served as CEO of the $8 billion Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS). Along with serving as CEO of SCERS, Stensrud has been the Chair of the Legislative Committee for the State Association of County Retirement Systems, representing over twenty retirement systems, for the past ten years.

This public service followed two years as CEO of the Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association. Additionally, Stensrud has held general counsel and senior policy advisor roles for the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan, Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois, and Public School and Education Employees Retirement System of Missouri. He also has legislative experience as the general counsel/director of policy and planning for the Missouri State Treasurer and as assistant attorney general in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.

Stensrud received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University.