Executive Director’s Blog

Action and advocacy from NCTR’s Meredith Williams

mwMeredith is a nationally recognized leader in the public pension industry and has been an active NCTR member for many years. Prior to joining NCTR in his role as Executive Director, Williams spent over a decade as the Executive Director of the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). He also served as Executive Secretary of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) for nine years prior to moving to Colorado PERA.

The Financial Literacy Seminar Series Steering Committee, George Washington University School of Business A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams - November 22, 2016 The Financial Literacy Seminar Series Steering Committee The George Washington University School of Business 2201 G Street NW, Duquès Hall Washington, DC 20052 Ladies and Gentlemen: I am the Executive Director of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR), which serves 68 state, territorial, and local pension systems representing more than 19... Continued
12/22/15: A Holiday Message from Meredith Williams, NCTR Executive Director - There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
REFERENCED IN: NCTR FYI, October 27, 2015 Article: NCTR, Other National Organizations Implore President, Congress to Block Medicare Part B Premium Hike - October 27, 2015.  We are writing on behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR), the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), the National Education Association (NEA), the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). NCTR represents 68 state, territorial, and local pension systems, which... Continued
6/2/15: Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee: A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams - June 1, 2015.  I am writing to you on behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) in connection with your June 4, 2015, hearing on retirement security from a national perspective. NCTR, founded in 1924, is an independent 501(c)(6) association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems in the United States... Continued
5/29/15: Pennsylvania House State Government Committee: A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams - May 28, 2015.  I am writing to you on behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) in connection with your June 4, 2015, hearing on Senate Bill 1, proposed legislation that I understand would establish a defined contribution retirement benefit plan applicable to all newly-hired Pennsylvania public employees as well as add a... Continued
Senator Orrin Hatch: A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams - April 28, 2015. On behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) and the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), representing the majority of state and local government retirement system participants, we congratulate you on your chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee.  We look forward to working with you in the new... Continued
The Pew Center on the States: A letter from NCTR Executive Director Meredith Williams - February 23, 2015. Re: Research on state plan funding levels for 2013. On behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) and the 68 state, territorial and local pension systems that it represents, I am writing with reference to your research on state plan funding levels for 2013, which I understand will be used to... Continued
Arnold Foundation to Launch Major National Communications Campaign Targeting Public Pensions - September 19, 2014. “This new national campaign represents a very alarming escalation of the Arnold Foundation’s drive to destroy the current, cost-effective public sector pension model, built around the goal of an adequate, affordable, modest retirement benefit that a retiree cannot outlive,” said Meredith Williams, the Executive Director of the National Council on Teacher Retirement... Continued
The Pew Center on the States: A letter from NCTR Executive Director, Meredith Williams - August 12, 2014. On behalf of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) member systems that the Pew Charitable Trusts has contacted regarding its research on state public pension fund investment performance, I would like to thank you for extending an invitation to our members to collaborate on this project. NCTR’s member systems are happy to... Continued
National Council on Teacher Quality: A letter from NCTR Executive Director, Meredith Williams - August 4, 2014. I am the Executive Director of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR), a trade association for U.S. pension funds that provide retirement benefits to K–12 educators and related personnel. Our membership includes 68 state, territorial, and local pension systems, serving more than 18 million active and retired teachers, non-teaching personnel, and other... Continued