Omar D. Davis has an extensive background as a retirement plan legal advisor and manager that has provided him with a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing institutional investors. Mr. Davis has served in various capacities for several large retirement plans. Most recently, Mr. Davis was the Director of Employer Services at the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS), a $50+ billion pension plan serving retired educators and school employees across the State of Missouri. His public retirement plan background extends to earlier roles at the Missouri Department of Transportation & Missouri State Highway Patrol Employees’ Retirement System (MPERS), where he was General Counsel, and the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS), where he served as Investment Legal & Compliance Counsel.
Prior to his retirement system background, Mr. Davis worked for more than a decade in Missouri state government as an agency leader, including as the Director of the Department of Revenue and the Director of the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations. He has been recognized for his leadership and service numerous times throughout his career.
Prior to joining Saxena White, Mr. Davis offered client organizations a wealth of public sector experience as an executive search consultant, focusing on the public retirement, public agency, asset owner, and manager sectors.
Mr. Davis is a recipient of the 2022 Profiles in Diversity Journal Black Leadership Award, an honor bestowed upon accomplished leaders of color who have also supported and furthered the careers of others. He also serves on Saxena White’s Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee.
Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in 1998 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2001.