NCTR Announces New Officers

Jan Goodwin, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Retirement System, was installed as President of the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) at its 99th Annual Conference.

Goodwin’s one-year term began on October 14. Goodwin has served as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Retirement System since April of 2021. Before joining the New Hampshire Retirement System, Goodwin served as Executive Director of the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board for 13 years. Goodwin succeeds past president Debbie Simonds, Board Chair, Georgia TRS.

In addition to the installation of president, newly elected NCTR Executive Committee members include: Tina Leiss, Executive Director, Nevada PERS; Thomas Williams, Executive Director, Hawaii ERS; and Karen Yamamoto, Board Member, CalSTRS.


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NCTR Announces New Director

NCTR is pleased to announce that Dean Kenderdine will be joining the NCTR Team as the new executive director, effective July 1, 2021.

Dean joins NCTR with a background dedicated to public service. More recently, Dean served more than 14 years as the executive director of the Maryland State Retirement Agency.

CalSTRS Announced Cassandra Lichnock as new CEO

She will be the first female CEO in the pension fund’s 108-year history


WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 19, 2021) – The Teachers’ Retirement Board (Board) announced the appointment of Cassandra Lichnock as the new chief executive officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). CalSTRS is the world’s largest educator-only pension fund, with a 75% female membership. Lichnock will serve as the fund’s first female CEO, an important milestone demonstrating the Board’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Her first day as CEO will be July 1, 2021.

NCTR Member Fairview Capital’s 2020 Market Review of Woman and Minority-Owned Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms

The universe of woman and minority-owned private equity and venture capital firms maintained its persistent growth rate through one of the most turbulent years in recent memory. Now numbering over 500 firms, this group continued its rapid growth with a record number of firms raising capital and Fairview tracking over 230 woman and minority-owned firms in the market in 2020, a 26% increase from the prior year.

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