Leon Schwartz

Prior to joining ICON I was the Chief Operating Officer for the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS), where I served in that role from 1998 to 2012. I had overall responsibility for all information technology, financial reporting, budgeting / accounting, human relations, facilities management, purchasing, and other support functions for IPERS, and during this time  was integrally involved in the leadership and strategic implementation of a new benefits administration system.

My career in the information technology field actually began as a Data Analyst for Iowa State University over thirty-five years ago. Who would imagine that I would still be focused on data in my work with ICON today! It just goes to show that no matter what technology is available (punch cards in the 1970′s or virtual drives today) the most important element is the data being processed.

I had the opportunity to serve as a Chief Information Officer for several years and understand the importance of meeting the needs of the customer. I also enjoy translating complex technology lingo into common sense language that can be understood by all.

My entire career was spent in the public sector so I understand the unique aspects of working in public administration and specifically the public pension industry. I am thankful to have had the honor of serving as President of PRISM, Public Retirement Information Systems Management, the public pension industry association for information technology professionals in North America.

Through PRISM and in my role at IPERS,  I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact that ICON’s services can have on a projects’ success and in my current role at ICON I will strive to help our clients save time, money, and effort as they work to provide enhanced staff and member services.  I will also be   serving in a leadership role for projects including, but not limited to, initial data quality assessments, data cleansing efforts, full data conversion projects, and much more.

You can contact me at:  lschwartz@iconintegration.com or (913) 221-8801