The Public Employees Retirement System board promoted Operations Director Tina Leiss on Wednesday to succeed Dana Bilyeu as executive director of the system.
Rusty McAllister made the motion, saying the move would ensure continuity for the board as well as PERS staffers.
Chairman Mark Vincent said Leiss “has done a stellar job” as operations officer. He said he doesn’t think conducting a search would yield a better candidate.
Chris Collins said naming her to the post would give confidence to the staff that they have a director the board believes in.
“I’m very comfortable with her,” agreed member Audrey Norriega. …