Governor Jay Inslee appointed Marcie Frost as director of the state Department of Retirement Systems in January 2013. She also serves as an ex officio member of the Washington State Investment Board, the Pension Funding Council and the Select Committee on Pension Policy.
As DRS Director, Frost leads an organization of more than 200 team members who administer one of the most complex public retirement systems in the country. DRS serves nearly 700,000 current and former public employees at both the state and local government levels. Retirement benefits earned by these employees result in more than $3.5 billion in payments each year, most of which is distributed in the state of Washington.
Frost's career has spanned three primary professions: public pension administration, human resources, and information technology. In all three areas, she has held executive-level roles where she brought a high degree of results orientation through effective teaming and collaboration.
Frost began her career with the state Department of Labor and Industries, where she advanced to a leadership role in benefits administration. In 2000, she was selected as a senior project administrator at DRS, and has since held a variety of leadership positions, including human resource director, chief information officer, senior assistant director for operations, and, most recently, deputy director.
As DRS Director, Frost continues to lead a comprehensive program of organizational and cultural change to strengthen agency performance, with emphasis on customer satisfaction, team member engagement, application of Lean principles, process mapping, and workflow improvements.
Frost is a native Washingtonian and makes her home in Olympia.