Barbie Pearson has been with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) since September 1986. As chief benefit officer for TRS, Barbie oversees the benefit services division.
She directs the administration and processing of TRS pension plan benefits including service and disability retirements, service credit purchase, beneficiary claims, and refunds for more than 1.5 million members, beneficiaries, and annuitants. She manages benefit counseling operations including the telephone counseling center, benefit payments and employer reporting. She is a member of the executive steering committee for the TRS Enterprise Application Modernization Program – a multi-year endeavor to redesign, rebuild, and modernize the TRS automated pension administration system.
Barbie holds the CRC (Certified Retirement Counselor) designation with the International Foundation for Retirement Education and the CPM designation with the American Academy of Certified Public Managers.