The Board conducted a wide-ranging search which generated a large field of very skilled and experienced applicants from both the public and private sectors. Trustees engaged the services of executive search firm EFL Associates to conduct the search. “We were pleased with the quality of the candidates interested in leading SWIB and are particularly happy with the skills and experience that Keith brings to the position”, said Jim Senty, SWIB Board Chair.
“I am very excited at the opportunity to be associated with an organization with such a great national and even international reputation in the world of pension fund investing,” said Keith Bozarth. He and his family are looking forward to returning to the
Bozarth is replacing David Mills who became Executive Director in 2003. Earlier this year Mills announced his intention to retire upon appointment of a successor, but has agreed to remain available to assist through the transition. Bozarth will begin his duties at SWIB on June 25.
Bozarth holds a bachelor’s degree and a JD degree both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Assets under management at SWIB are $93 billion. This includes the nearly $87 billion in trust funds of the Wisconsin Retirement System (