FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 18, 2019

LEXINGTON, KY — The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA) elected its 2019-2020 governing officers and members-at-large at the organization’s annual conference held September 8-11 in New Orleans, LA.

Sandy Blair will preside over the new board as board president. Blair is the Director of Retirement Readiness for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). She rose through the ranks in CalSTRS after arriving in 2009 to a management position in CalSTRS’ office of Client Outreach and Guidance. She was instrumental in establishing the model of CalSTRS first Member Service Center in West Sacramento. Blair administers the CalSTRS Pension2® personal wealth plan, which consists of 403(b), 457 and Roth 403(b) plans. Pension2 serves as a supplemental savings plan for all California school and community college employees. Blair also has extensive private sector experience in consumer banking, finance and tax preparation.

Other NAGDCA members elected to the Executive Board include:

Vice President –                Josh Luskin, Indiana Public Retirement Systems

Secretary/Treasurer –     Rob Boehmer, State of Nevada

Member-at-Large –          Darlene Malaney, Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller

Member-at-Large –          Kelly Hiers, Virginia Retirement System

Past President –                Cindy Rehmeier, Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Industry President –         Ketul Thaker, Voya Financial

Industry Observer –         Jake O’Shaughnessy, SageView Advisory Group

Those serving on the Executive Board represent the diversity of the NAGDCA membership and bring varying perspectives that will propel the association toward achieving its goals. For more information visit


Carly Miller
NAGDCA Program Manager