Officers & Board

As a professional association consisting of internal auditors dedicated to providing comprehensive professional development and networking opportunities for its members, the Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors does not respond to requests for comment or opinion on issues affecting public pension systems.  All other correspondence to APPFA Board, email here.

President (Term 2020-2021)
Leslie Nagel, Internal Audit Director
Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association

Vice President (Term 2020-2021)
Currently Open

Secretary (Term 2020-2021)
Yikchau Sze, Internal Audit Director
State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds

Treasurer (Term 2020-2021)
Cheryl Cervantes Dietz, Supervising Internal Audit Manager-Audit Services
California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Immediate Past President (Term 2020-2021)
Currently Open

Board Member (Term 2020-2022)
Nicki Russell, Chief Auditor
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Board Member (Term 2020-2022)
Nathan Van Sickel, Director of Internal Audit
Teacher’s Retirement System of Kentucky

Leadership History

Officers serve a two-year term commencing on January 1 of the first year and ending on December 31 of the second year. Typically, Board Members serve a three-year term commencing on January 1 of the first year and ending on December 31 of the third year.

You can write to us:

APPFA
PO BOX 2044
West Sacramento, CA 95691