Wayne Propst is the executive director for the New Mexico Public Employees' Retirement Association. Previously, he served as the executive director of the NM Retiree Health Care Authority. He also served as the Country Director for the National Democratic Institutes for International Affairs’ Abuja, Nigeria field office and as a senior policy advisor to US Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). Wayne became a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Gabon after graduating with a J.D. from the University of New Mexico. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Eastern New Mexico University.