Local government elected official


  • Performance, Compensation & Talent Management, Chair
  • Risk & Audit, Vice Chair
  • Investment
  • Pension & Health Benefits

Board Term:

Upon appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown

Bill Slaton is serving his second appointment to the CalPERS Board of Administration. He was first appointed to the board by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012 and was reappointed in 2015.

Since 2003 Bill has been an elected member of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors. He has served three terms as SMUD's board president.

He also served on the Policy Makers Council (PMC) of the American Public Power Association, the national trade association for more than 2,000 public power agencies. The council members - 40 elected officials in all - govern public power agencies and advocate in Washington on behalf of their customers. Bill was the chair of the PMC in 2015.

From 1997 to 2007, Bill served on the board of directors of two California community banks: Sacramento Commercial Bank and Placer Sierra Bancshares. From 1978 to 2002, he structured asset financing for state and local public agencies and specialized in the funding of information technology projects. Prior to that, he worked for IBM in large systems sales.

Bill is the former board chair of KVIE-Channel 6, Sacramento's public television station. He is a former member of Point West Rotary, former president of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, and a co-founder of the Jewish Community Foundation of the West.

He graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in business administration.