Governor Abbott Names Chair And Reappoints Dush To State Pension Review Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication

The board reviews all Texas public retirement systems, both state and local, for actuarial soundness and compliance with state law.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Marcia Dush to the State Pension Review Board for a term set to expire on January 31, 2025. Additionally, the Governor named Stephanie Leibe chair of the board. The board reviews all Texas public retirement systems, both state and local, for actuarial soundness and compliance with state law.

Stephanie Leibe of Austin is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. Her practice focuses primarily on public finance matters, including bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel for state agencies and local political subdivisions, investment banking firms and banks located throughout the state of Texas. Previously, she served as an assistant attorney general and chief of the public finance division in the Texas Attorney General’s Office. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, National Association of Bond Lawyers, and the Austin Bar Association. Additionally, she is a board member of the Dripping Springs Education Foundation. Leibe received a Bachelor of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law.

Marcia Dush of Austin is a member of the Board of Actuaries for the Military Retirement System and Education Benefits Fund for the U.S. Department of Defense. She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. Additionally, she is an Enrolled Actuary with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Dush received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and actuarial science from Drake University.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.