Jason Paulsmeyer joined the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System as Chief Counsel in 2017. Prior to joining LAGERS, Jason served as the Staff Attorney at The Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri from 2010 to 2017 and, prior to joining PSRS/PEERS, he was an associate with the law firm of Andereck, Evans, Widger, Johnson and Lewis, L.L.C. in their Jefferson City office. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and a 1999 graduate of Lambuth University.

Jason currently serves as a District 4 (Cole County) representative on The Missouri Bar Board of Governors. He previously served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section Council of the Missouri Bar and as President of the Cole County Bar Association, and is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, serving as the chairperson of the Benefits Section Steering Committee. In addition to leadership roles in Bar organizations, he frequently volunteers for Bar-related community service activities including serving as a judge in the Show-Me the Constitution civics education program, teaching in a pilot program sponsored by the Missouri Bar offering civics classes to offenders at the Algoa Correctional Center, and speaking at CLEs, among other activities.

Outside the legal community, Jason served as President of the Jefferson City First United Methodist Church Foundation, coaches numerous area youth sports teams and volunteers at Blair Oaks Elementary and Middle Schools, including serving on the Blair Oaks R-II Board of Education.