TCDRS Leadership

The TCDRS executive team is responsible for fulfilling the board of trustees’ vision for the retirement system. With the guidance and initiative of our leadership team, TCDRS is able to provide outstanding services to our participating employers, members and retirees.



Amy Bishop

Executive Director

Amy Bishop is the Executive Director of the Texas County & District Retirement System, which has been a model for providing responsibly funded benefits for over 50 years. TCDRS is a financially strong, $26 billion trust that partners with over 735 employers to provide retirement, disability and survivor benefits to more than 282,000 Texans. A unique savings-based plan design and disciplined funding ensure that benefits are reliable and costs more predicable for employers.

Bishop joined TCDRS in 1994 with extensive experience in management consulting and operations management in the financial services industry. Bishop received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Austin, Texas 78746


Paul Williams

Chief Investment Officer

As chief investment officer of TCDRS, Paul Williams allocates funds across asset classes, directs external investment managers and recommends investment strategies to the TCDRS Board of Trustees. Prior to TCDRS, Williams served in various positions in state government, including deputy treasurer of the State of Texas and chief of staff for Gov. Ann Richards. He also served as a member of the State Board of Insurance. Williams has extensive experience in public accounting and financial services. Williams graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.


Tom Harrison

Deputy Director

As deputy director of TCDRS, Tom Harrison oversees various TCDRS departments including Legal, Finance, Administrative Services, Human Resources and Compliance Assurance. Harrison also serves as the liaison to both the Texas Legislature and associations of county and district officials. Previous to this role, Harrison served as the general counsel for TCDRS. Before TCDRS, Harrison served as director of elections for five Secretaries of State and also as executive director of the Texas Ethics Commission. Harrison received an undergraduate degree in accounting from Texas A&M University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.



Board Updates Capital Market Assumptions

The TCDRS Board of Trustees reviewed and updated our capital market assumptions for 2018. The updated assumptions are available online . Capital market assumptions help us build a diversified portfolio. They are forward-looking...

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Asset Allocation Targets Adjusted

  Based on the capital market assumptions adopted at their April meeting, the TCDRS Board of Trustees has adjusted TCDRS’ asset allocation targets . The board also condensed the High-Yield Investment portfolio and it’s now...

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