LAGERS Leadership Team

  • Bill Betts

      Bill became LAGERS’ seventh Executive Director in 2023. Prior to joining the LAGERS team, Bill served as the Assistant Executive Director, Operations for the Public School and Education Employee…...Read more

  • Jeff Kempker, CEBS, CRC

    Jeff joined the LAGERS team in 2004 and currently serves as the Chief Strategy & External Affairs Officer. Jeff leads the external affairs and employer reporting teams responsible for member…...Read more

  • Melissa Rackers, CPA, CGFM, CEBS

    Melissa serves as the Chief Financial Officer and has been with LAGERS since April, 2010. She serves as team lead for the financial reporting, information technology and document management functions…...Read more

  • Tami Jaegers, RPA

      Tami is the Chief Benefits Officer for LAGERS. She joined the team in March 2001 just after graduating college. She is the team lead for the Benefits and Employer…...Read more

  • Ciara Bauer

      Ciara joined the LAGERS system in 2023 as the first-ever Chief Technology Officer. She comes to LAGERS from the Public School Retirement System (PSRS), where she has held various…...Read more

  • Pam Hopkins, CPA, CIA, CRMA, CGFM, RPA

      Pam Hopkins serves as Chief Audit & Compliance Officer for Missouri LAGERS. Pam started with LAGERS in 2000 as Assistant Executive Secretary/Operations and assumed the newly created role of…...Read more

  • Sheila Reinsch

      Sheila joined the LAGERS team in 2020 and currently serves as the Board & Executive Administrator. Her prior experience was 23 years in public education administration....Read more

We Believe in a Secure Retirement For All

Our Vision

Our Mission

To provide and preserve retirement security for those dedicated to serving Missouri’s local communities.

Our Values