Westgard to retire from TRSL, take position with national teacher group
August 4, 2017Baton Rouge, LA--Maureen H. Westgard will retire from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) after more than 12 years leading the state’s largest public pension system. Her retirement is effective December 31, 2017.
Westgard became TRSL director in August 2005, and has become a familiar and trusted voice in Louisiana for her work with state legislators to provide retirement security to the state’s educational community.
“Maureen has provided exceptional leadership and demonstrated unfailing integrity during her time at TRSL,” said TRSL Board Chair Jerry J. Baudin, Ph.D. “She has worked effectively with legislators to provide an affordable and secure retirement to Louisiana teachers.”
Westgard has accepted the position of executive director for the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR), an independent association that advocates on behalf of public retirement systems for teachers in the U.S. and its territories.
“I will certainly miss working directly with Louisiana’s teaching community, but I am pleased that I will be staying in the field of teacher retirement,” Westgard said. “It is so important to me that those individuals, who have one of the most important jobs in our society, can retire with dignity and the peace of mind that comes with having a reliable source of income after leaving the workforce.”