Donna M. Mueller, Chief Executive Officer
Donna M. Mueller has been the CEO of the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) since January 2003. Ms. Mueller came to Iowa from Boston, Massachusetts, where she was CEO of the Boston Retirement Board. She also worked for the Boston Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing, serving as both executive director and assistant corporate counsel.
Ms. Mueller began her career as an attorney for Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., a legal services program for low-income citizens. She later became the organization’s deputy director.
Ms. Mueller received a Juris Doctor in law from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in Duluth. She is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Executives at Harvard University, and is certified as a pension professional by the Institute of Chartered Pension Professionals in Boston.
Ms. Mueller serves as president of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators and is a newly-appointed member of the Internal Revenue Service's Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT).