Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stanchfield stewards pensions

As executive director of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, Eric Stanchfield oversees the investment of pension assets and the administration of pension benefits. The District of Columbia Retirement Board is a public pension agency with assets of more than $4.5 billion serving police officers, firefighters and teachers.

Stanchfield graduated in 1982 with a master's degree in public policy and administration, from what is now the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Stanchfield previously was secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds. Appointed in 1992, he served as the chief executive officer of that state agency, which administers employee benefit plans for state and municipal employers. He also served as the chief operating officer of ETF. Prior to those positions, he was executive director of a multi-specialty medical clinic and vice president of a health maintenance organization. He also held state management positions in employment relations and human services. He is active in several professional associations and served as president of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators.