Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs PSPRS and has a fiduciary responsibility to the PSPRS trust and membership. Trustees oversee the system’s policies, operations, administration and investment of funds with all powers and duties outlined in state statute.  The board consists of nine members, each serving five-year terms. Four trustees are appointed by the governor.  A fifth trustee is also appointed by the governor, but must first be nominated by the PSPRS advisory committee and the Board of Trustees.  Two trustees are appointed by the president of the Senate, and two are appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Membership of the Board of Trustees is split between members of the system - law enforcement and fire department - and trustees representing employers and taxpayers.  The legal requirements for non-PSPRS members to serve on the board are stringent, requiring at least 10 years of substantial experience in any one or a combination of the following:

  • A portfolio manager acting in a fiduciary capacity

  • A securities analyst

  • senior executive/principal of a trust institution, investment organization or endowment fund acting either in a management or an investment-related capacity

  • A chartered financial analyst in good standing as determined by the chartered financial analyst institute

  • professor or instructor at the college or university level in the field of economics, finance, actuarial science, accounting or pension-related subjects

  • Economist

  • Senior executive engaged in the field of public or private finances or with experience with public pension systems

  • senior executive in insurance, banking, underwriting, auditing, human resources or risk management

While the Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility over the PSPRS trust, the day-to-day administrative operations for determining benefit eligibility begins with the local board for each employer that participates in PSPRS.

Title Name Term Expires
Chairman Brian P. Tobin January 2019
Vice Chairman William T. Buividas January 2021
Trustee William C. Davis January 2019
Trustee Edward J. McNeill January 2019
Trustee Bryan Raines January 2019
Trustee Mike Scheidt January 2021
Trustee Dean M. Scheinert January 2021
Trustee Donald A. Smith, Jr. January 2021
Trustee Harry A. Papp January 2021

Board of Trustees Meetings

The PSPRS Board of Trustees typically meets on the last Wednesday of each month at the PSPRS Administrative office, unless otherwise indicated. Board meetings are open to the public and are broadcasted live online during open sessions.  Members of the public are welcome to attend all board meetings. Executive sessions, which under state law are not open to the public, will be indicated on the board agenda.

In addition to the regular monthly board meetings, there are two board committees that meet regularly:

  1. The Investment Committee meets to review and discuss investment transactions, fund performance and to review and establish investment procedures, policies and strategy.
  2. The Operations, Governance Policy & Audit Committee is delegated with reviewing the board’s internal governance procedures, providing recommendations to the board any modifications to existing policies, internal operations (such as budget development, internal fiscal and audit processes), and other compliance measures as needed.

2017 Board of Trustees Meetings Schedule

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
No meeting in July
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 (Special)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Thursday & Friday, September 28 & 29, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Board Schedule, Agendas, Minutes and Meeting Material

All agendas, minutes and meeting materials are presented in PDF format, which require Adobe Reader to view.

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System hereby states that all notices of the meetings of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted on the front door of the administrative offices of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, located at 3010 East Camelback Road, Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona  85016, and on this website, 24 hours in advance of such meeting, or with such notice as otherwise required by law.  After posting, such notices can be viewed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda, or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda, for the meeting.

If you plan on attending a meeting, please check back on this website for any changes prior to participating.

Board of Trustees Meetings
BOT Notices
BOT Agendas
BOT Meeting Materials
BOT Minutes
Defined Contribution Committee Meetings
DC Committee Notices
DC Committee Agendas
DC Committee Minutes
   
Advisory Committee Meetings
Advisory Committee Notices
Advisory Committee Agendas
Advisory Committee Minutes
   
Investment Committee Meetings
Investment Notices
Investment Agendas
Investment Committee Minutes
   
Operations, Governance Policy & Audit Committee Meetings
Operations Notices
Operations Agendas
Operations Minutes
   
Unofficial Meetings
Meeting Notices
   
Ad-Hoc / Special Meetings
Meeting Notices
Meeting Agendas
   
Public Meeting Minutes
   
Board of Trustee Meetings Online

NOTE: Board of Trustee Meetings are now available to live stream via the web. Log on to the meeting webcast at the scheduled meeting time by clicking the link below and follow the instructions.