Mr. Steve Toole

State of North Carolina

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State of North Carolina


A retirement program executive uniquely qualified to serve America's public sector workforce. Spent my entire career meeting the retirement needs of the public sector. Combining my private sector for profit executive leadership with my tenure as Director of the North Carolina Retirement Systems affords me a unique perspective to meet the needs of over 900,000 North Carolina public sector employees, while overseeing all nine (9) state sponsored retirement pension systems.

In North Carolina we are focused on securing the retirement readiness for our members. To that end, 64.01% of all active North Carolina public sector employees are on track to replace 80% of their income at age 62.

As the Director of the North Carolina Retirement Systems, I lead the following:

• All nine (9) state sponsored defined benefit retirement systems
• Supplemental Retiree Insurance Program
• Defined Contribution Plans and Programs (401(k), 457, and 403(b))
• ABLE Program

Executive leader for Nationwide Retirement Solutions developed my business skills and contributed significantly to my personal and professional development. Skills developed include:

• Financial bottom-line
• Developing successful leadership teams
• Executive development
• Strategy development, including mission and vision
• Investment program oversight
• Managing a $25 million annual IT budget
• Program and Priority Management
• Project Management and Business Analysts
• Sales, marketing and communication
• Product development
• Legislative and Regulatory monitoring and lobbying
• Procurement