Patrick Lane joined PERA as the Chief Benefits Officer in 2020. In this capacity, he has strategic oversight and management of retirement, disability and survivor payments; member account services; benefit counseling; retiree health insurance; and customer service programs of the $76.8 billion Association. PERA serves as the pension fund for more than 650,000 current and retired Colorado public servants.
Mr. Lane has spent much of his career in the development of public sector benefits administration, retirement education, and customer service programs. PERA is the third public retirement system where he has served. Before coming to PERA, he developed the first Distance Education Program, customer service center, call center, and online content at Indiana Public Retirement System in Indianapolis, then went on to oversee communications and defined benefit administration for the Oklahoma Public Retirement System in Oklahoma City.
A member of the National Pension Education Association (NPEA) since 2007, Mr. Lane has served on the NPEA Board of Directors since 2012.
Mr. Lane is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a degree in Public Affairs.