Insurance industry representative


  • Risk & Audit, Chair
  • Board Governance
  • Investment
  • Pension & Health Benefits
  • Performance, Compensation, and Talent Management

Board Term:

Upon appointment by Governor Jerry Brown

Dana Hollinger is serving her first appointment to the CalPERS Board of Administration. She was appointed as the Board's insurance industry representative by Governor Jerry Brown in May 2014.

Dana is a 25-year veteran of the life insurance industry. She works with tax, trust, and estate and family law attorneys, business managers and CPAs to secure spousal and child support obligations, income replacement, wealth transfer, private placement, and other advanced uses of life insurance in estate and financial planning.

She served on the Women's Leadership Board to the JFK School of Government at Harvard University from 2004 to 2012 and is a sought-after speaker. She has authored articles on tax and estate planning for The Daily Journal and Physician's Money Digest and was personally selected by John Anderson to join Club 1800, a group of 30 leading businesswomen and female philanthropists.

Dana earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University School of Government and a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law.