National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

Stacy Birdwell

Stacy Birdwell serves on the NCPERS executive board, is chair of the audit committee, and is a member of the by-laws, policy, and resolutions; insurance; and investment committees. He was first elected to the NCPERS executive board in 2008.
Birdwell currently serves as chairman of the Firefighters Retirement System of Louisiana, the retirement plan for firefighter employees serving the citizens of Louisiana. The Firefighters Retirement System of Louisiana provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to more than 5,000 beneficiaries and has $1.7 billion in assets under management. He was first elected to the Firefighters Retirement System of Louisiana board of trustees in 2002.
Birdwell retired from the Shreveport Fire Department in 2013 after serving as a firefighter for 33 years. He is vice president of Shreveport Firefighters Association, Local 514, having served in every elected position in the more than 31 years he has held office in his local union.
Birdwell is secretary-treasurer of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and past secretary-treasurer and trustee of the Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters. As a registered state lobbyist, he has spent more than three decades promoting firefighter interests in Louisiana. For more than 28 years he has been the administrator of the Shreveport Firefighters Benevolent Fund.
Since retiring Birdwell has joined the IAFF Financial Corporation as the Southeast Regional Representative.



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