LAGERS Welcomes New Chief Technology Officer

Retiree Resource Article: Fall 2023

As information technology and security continue to evolve at lightning speed, LAGERS is investing in the security of your retirement system. LAGERS is pleased to welcome Ciara Bauer as the system’s first Chief Technology Officer. As part of LAGERS’ leadership team, Ciara will manage the IT department, oversee the development and implementation of technology solutions to support the organization’s goals and objectives, and ensure that the technology infrastructure is reliable, secure, and scalable.

Ciara comes to LAGERS from the Public School Retirement System (PSRS), where she has held various roles over the past six years, including Project Manager and Application Development Manager. Prior to her time at PSRS, Ciara worked for the city of Jefferson City in their information technology department.

In addition to her professional duties, Ciara also serves on the State Technical College of Missouri Advisory Council for Computer Application Development. She holds degrees in Secondary Business Education and Management Information systems and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMIACP) from the Project Management Institute, and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance designations.

We are fortunate to have Ciara join the LAGERS team,” says executive director Bill Betts. “Ciara’s extensive knowledge in cyber security and application development are going to serve LAGERS and our membership well into the future.”