Barry C. Faison

Chief Financial Officer
Virginia Retirement System

Barry Faison serves as Chief Financial Officer for the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), a $79 billion public employee retirement system. His division includes the departments of Finance, Budget and Performance Reporting, General Accounting, Employer Reporting and Investment Accounting. In addition, his division prepares and publishes the VRS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the VRS Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR).

Barry has served Virginia citizens for more than 43 years, with 40 years of service at VRS. He has held other positions at VRS, including Controller and Accounting Manager. Before joining VRS, he was an Auditor with the Auditor of Public Accounts.

Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager. He currently serves as Chair of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Committee on Retirement and Benefit Administration.