Vice President
CalPERS Board of Administration

Position:

Elected representative of retired CalPERS members

Committees:

  • Investment Committee, Chair
  • Board Governance
  • Finance & Administration
  • Pension & Health Benefits

Board Terms1:

  • 2016-20 (current term)
  • 2012-16
  • 2008-12

Henry Jones is serving his third term as elected representative of retired CalPERS members. 

He retired in 1998 from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) - the second largest in the nation. As chief financial officer, he oversaw LAUSD's $7 billion annual budget. He also headed the Annuity Reserve Fund Board overseeing the pension fund for 7,000 schoolteachers and administrators.

Mr. Jones currently serves as a personnel commissioner for the Los Angeles Community College District. He is a member of the governing board of the Robert Toigo Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages minorities and women to pursue careers in finance. He also serves on the board of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute, an educational organization that assists pension funds, corporations, financial institutions, and endowments worldwide with their fiduciary responsibilities, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region.

Previously, Mr. Jones represented CalPERS on the Advisory Council of California All, a nonprofit organization focused on closing the achievement gap from preschool to professional careers in law, financial services, and technology. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Community Partners, a nonprofit organization that works with social entrepreneurs, grant makers, and civic leaders to design solutions, foster, launch, and sustain initiatives for change.

In addition, he was the state finance chair for the Association of California Schools Administrators; treasurer for the National Council of Institutional Investors (CII); chairman of the Los Angeles Schools Federal Credit Union; business development executive for IBM Business Consulting Services; and principal consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Jones also served as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles.

He has a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from California State University, Los Angeles.

1Elected Board members serve four-year terms that begin January 16 of the term and end January 15.