Sandy Matheson has served as the Executive Director of the Maine Public Employees since 2009. MainePERS administers 6 retirement plans with over 100,000 members and retirees, an aggregate funding ratio of 83%, and a $14.3B trust fund. She previously served as the Director of the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems from 2005 to 2009 and Vice-Chair of the Washington State Investment Board serving on the Private Markets, Audit Committee and Administrative Committees.
She currently serves as a member of GFOA’s Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration, President on the National Association of State Retirement Systems, and as a member of the Public Employees Board of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Programs. Prior to joining MainePERS, Ms. Matheson also was a member of the International Centre for Pension Management and served on the boards of the Employee Benefits Research Institute and the Washington State Society of CPAs.
Ms. Matheson’s career has been in management, healthcare and financial services. She graduated with a BA in Economics from Northwestern University, completed post-graduate accounting studies at Gonzaga University and received an MBA from Washington State University. She currently maintains an inactive CPA license in Washington State.