National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

Chief Officers Summit

NCPERS is proud to unveil its Chief Officers Summit. The CO Summit is the culmination of extensive research and engagement with our membership and builds upon the successful launch of the CIO Summit in 2018. NCPERS interviewed over 40 public pension plans, and conducted a membership-wide survey on the needs of public pension staff. A consistent theme from this field research was a desire and need of CIOs and CEOs—particularly in mid-market plans—to learn, network, and share with their peers.

The CO Summit seeks to fill this need by providing concurrent dual track program for public plan CIOs and CEOs. This participant-driven program will focus on the distinct challenges mid-market plans face, and the attendees will work collaboratively to find solutions to them. Attendees will also explore ways that NCPERS can strengthen its focus and resources for professional staff and all members.

A few unique features of the CO Summit are:

  • Dual tracks: one exclusively for public pension CIOs and another exclusively for CEOs.
  • Attendees are chief officers from funds with assets between $2 billion and $60 billion.
  • The CIO Summit agenda will be developed by peer, mid-market CIOs.
  • The CEO Summit agenda will be developed by peer, mid-market CEOs.
  • Solutions-focused group discussions after each general session.
  • Limited attendees to promote active participation and discussion.
  • Both CIO and CEO tracks will be closed to marketers from the vendor community.



2019 Chief Officers Summit
June 13 - 14
Westin Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL