SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) has elected Jeb Burns to serve as its next vice chair. Burns was elected to serve on the PPI Board of Directors in October 2015 and has served on PPI's Program Committee.
"Jeb has made tremendous contributions to the board in a relatively short time, not to mention his significant impact on PPI's program development. I am delighted that the board has chosen Jeb to step forward into the vice chair role, with Adrian Orr as chair, and potentially to serve as board chair in two years, after Adrian completes his term," said PPI President Lionel C. Johnson.
Burns also serves as the chief investment officer for the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan, an independent statutory public corporation and one of the 200 largest pension funds in the United States. He is responsible for directing the Fund's $10 billion investment program. Jeb holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration at Wayne State University. He also holds a Professional Directors Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
About PPI: Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) is a global organization with individual and institutional members from leading pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, commercial asset management and other investment experts. Our members' investment decisions impact the prosperity and security for hundreds of millions of beneficiaries and stakeholders today and for future generations.
PPI has held forums for over two decades that inform the investment decisions of the world's major institutional investors as they relate to Asia, the Pacific Rim, and the world. These forums, exclusively for members, are conducted in a collegial, trusted and marketing-free environment, which allows in-depth and off-the-record dialogue. This tradition of thought leadership and candid conversation are coveted aspects of the PPI experience. For more information visit: www.ppi.institute.
About MERS: The Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan is an independent, professional retirement services company that was created to administer the retirement plans for Michigan municipalities on a not-for-profit basis. MERS serves more than 800 municipalities and 115,000 participants across the State of Michigan.
Mark Mancao, Communications & Technology Director
Pacific Pension & Investment Institute
465 California Street, Suite 610
San Francisco, CA 94104
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