Keith Brainard

Research Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)

Contact Information
National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)
P.O. Box 980
Georgetown, TX 78627-0980
Phone: 512-868-2774
As research director for the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, Keith Brainard compiles, prepares and distributes news, studies and reports pertinent to public retirement system administration, design, and policy. NASRA members are the directors of more than 90 public retirement systems in the United States. Combined, these systems hold assets of more than $3.0 trillion to fund pension and other benefits for most of the nation’s 24 million working and retired employees of state and local government. Mr. Brainard is co-author of The Governmental Plans Answer Book, and he has discussed public pension issues before Congress, state legislative committees, public pension boards of trustees, and on broadcast television and radio. Keith serves as vice-chairman of the Texas Pension Review Board and served two non-consecutive terms as a member of the Georgetown, Texas city council. He previously served as manager of budget and planning for the Arizona State Retirement System and as a fiscal analyst for the Texas and Arizona legislatures. Mr. Brainard holds a BA and an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Public Policy Advocacy in the Public Pension Arena 2021 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2021)

Public Pension Data Resources 2021 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2021)

Public Sector Plans and the New Normal Public Sector Plans and the New Normal Webinar (February 10, 2021)

How Public Pension Funding Practices are Evolving 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 29, 2019)

Legal and Legislative Update 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2019)

Recent Evolution of Public Pension Plans 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2016)

Public Plans Update 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 26, 2012)

Public Plan Design Changes from the Public Employer Perspective 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2011)

Public Plan Funding - An Emerging Crisis 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 29, 2011)

Public Plans Part 1: Current State of the Public Retirement Sector 2008 Employee Benefits Spring Meeting (June 05, 2008)