Pension Administration—Post Pandemic
J. Scott Baur
Scott Baur founded the Resource Centers in 1996 to provide plan administration services and technology solutions to public sector pension plans. The Resource Centers also delivers back office support services and technology solutions to in-house plan administration staff to manage pension and benefit plans more effectively. The company offers iRetire, a comprehensive web-based plan administration portal that incorporates an open architecture in the system design. The Resource Centers have since grown to become one of the largest providers of services and technology to pension plans to public sector pension plans in the southeast. Scott is widely known as a professional speaker on plan administration, investment, and cyber topics. He frequently conducts seminars and workshops for pension trustees, industry professionals, and plan participants.
Scott Baur graduated from Virginia Tech in Architecture, Engineering, and Math. He also taught in the College of Architecture at Virginia Tech and served as the director for a research center funded by a coalition of government agencies. During this time, Scott published numerous papers in academic journals. Scott Baur originally trained on public and private sector pension plans through MetLife Resources, where he later participated in the design of MetLife’s pension plans for small employee groups. He has established defined benefit and contribution plans for employees, including defined benefit plans, deferred compensation plans, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, and voluntary employee benefit associations (VEBA plans), as well as other employee benefit programs.