Public Employees' Retirement Board

The Public Employees' Retirement Board is an independent, seven-member board, appointed by the Governor to administer eight retirement systems and the State’s Deferred Compensation Plan. The Board approves MPERA's operating budget, decides legislative policy and priorities, and hires the executive director.  In addition, the Board establishes the policies and procedures that govern operations at MPERA, hear and rule on appeal matters of disabilitants, retirees, and members. Board members do not receive compensation for their service to MPERA, but are reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred while serving. 

Public Employees' Retirement Board
Mission Statement

The Montana Public Employees’ Retirement Board, as fiduciaries, administers its retirement plans and trust fund, acting in the best interest of the members and beneficiaries.


Public Employees’ Retirement Board
(left to right): Pepper Valdez, Marty Tuttle, Sheena Wilson, Timm Twardoski, Maggie Peterson, Julie McKenna, Mike McGinley

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Sheena Wilson,President
Helena, PERS Retired Member
PERS Board Representative - BOI Appointed 4/1/2013
Term Expires 4/1/2018
Email: Sheena.Wilson@mt.gov
Mike McGinley,Vice President
Dillon, Member at Large
Appointed 4/1/2013
Term Expires 4/1/2018
Email: Mike.McGinley@mt.gov
Timm Twardoski
Helena, Member at Large
Re-Appointed 4/1/2016
Term Expires 4/1/2021
Email: Timm.Twardoski@mt.gov
Maggie Peterson
Anaconda, Experience in Investment Management
Appointed 6/5/2014
Term Expires 4/1/2019
Email: Maggie.Peterson@mt.gov
Marty Tuttle
Clancy, Active DC Plan Member
Appointed 7/31/2015
Term Expires 4/1/2019
Email: Marty.Tuttle@mt.gov
Julie McKenna
Helena, Active Public Employee
Appointed 7/31/2015
Term Expires 4/1/2017
Email: Julie.McKenna@mt.gov
Pepper Valdez
Billings, Active Public Employee
Appointed 7/31/2015
Term Expires 4/1/2020
Email: Pepper.Valdez@mt.gov

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Board Governance Principles
Board Code of Conduct
Board Committees
Employee Investment Advisory Council (EIAC)