Jeff serves as the Assistant Executive Secretary, Member Services and has been with LAGERS since 2004. His primary duties involve managing the development and implementation of the system’s communication, outreach, and education programs, assisting local governments with the membership process, assisting the Executive Director in the day-to-day management of the system, and supporting the development and implementation of long-term organizational strategy.
Jeff graduated Cum Laude from the University of Central Missouri in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations with an emphasis in speech communication. In addition to his formal education, Jeff earned a Masters Certificate in Strategic Organizational Leadership & Management from Michigan State University in 2015, the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 2016, and the Certified Retirement Counselor designation from the International Foundation on Retirement Education through Texas Tech Center for Financial Responsibility in 2011. He is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America and serves on the board of the Missouri Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems.
In his free time, Jeff is mostly doing daddy things with his wife and two daughters. But you can also find him chasing deer and turkeys, pursuing fitness, reading, and rooting on the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs. He and his wife are also very active in St. Francis Xavier Church and School serving on various boards and committees and volunteering regularly.