The Minnesota Retired State Employees Association (MRSEA) was formed in the late 1940's, and has been serving retired Minnesota state employees ever since.

We are the only organization made up of and concerned solely with retired state employees and their benefits. The Association is managed by a 15 member board of directors elected by members. We respond to needs and concerns of members. This is accomplished with newsletters, by testifying at legislative hearings, and by informing legislators and other elected officials of our concerns. Statewide general membership meetings are held each Spring and Fall. Our thousands of members are not only from the group normally thought of as state employees, but we also come from such diverse groups as retired state legislators, judges, highway patrol and retired employees from the University of Minnesota, metropolitan agencies and others.








Mansco Perry, III, CFA, CAIA
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer
Minnesota State Board of Investment
Mansco Perry was named Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of the
Minnesota State Board of Investment (MSBI), effective October 21, 2013. The MSBI is
responsible for the management of pension and other state assets, totaling $80 billion.
Prior to his appointment at the MSBI, Mansco served as the Chief Investment Officer of
Macalester College, Chief Investment Officer of the Maryland State Retirement and
Pension System, Assistant Executive Director and Deputy Chief Investment Officer of
the Minnesota State Board of Investment. He has held various financial management
positions at Cargill, Inc., Dayton Hudson Corporation, Target Stores, the Federal Reserve
Bank of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Mansco has a BA from Carleton College, an MBA from the University of Chicago and a
JD from the William Mitchell School of Law. He was awarded the Chartered Financial
Analyst, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and the Certificate in Investment
Performance Measurement designations. Mansco was admitted to practice law in the
State and Federal District courts of Minnesota. He serves on the Board of Trustees of
William Mitchell College of Law. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He
has also served as a member of the Investment Advisory Council of the New York State
Teachers Retirement System and on the Investment Committees of the Sisters of Saint
Joseph of the Carondelet and the University of Baltimore Foundation.
Mansco was born in Newark, New Jersey. He is married to Nancy, and is the proud
father of his two young daughters, Katherine Mei Xiaobing and Anna Hua. Mansco is an
avid baseball fan and collector of baseball memorabilia. His other hobbies and interests
include golf and numismatics.








If you are retired, but not a member, we urge you to join. Contact our Business Office toll free at 1 (877) 487-0402, for full information about membership.

Note: We are a private nonprofit association. Please do not confuse us with the Minnesota State Retirement System - the state agency which sends us our monthly pension checks.

United to advocate for the well being of state retirees by:

  • Monitoring the deliberations of the legislature and the Minnesota State Retirement System Board of Directors; and responding as appropriate to promote, protect and enhance retiree interests.
  • Maintaining working relationships with other retiree organizations
  • Promoting social activities through local sub chapters and statewide meetings
  • Advocating for the affordability of state retiree health and long term care benefits