Elected representative of state members


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

Board Term1:

2015-19 (current term)

Theresa Taylor is serving her first term on the CalPERS Board of Administration.

A principal compliance representative at the Franchise Tax Board in Sacramento, she has worked for the state for over 20 years and brings a wealth of financial experience to her role.

In 2015, Theresa was elected vice president/secretary-treasurer for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000, where she oversees the organization's $62 million budget. In addition, she serves as a member of the SEIU Local 1000 Executive Board and the executive board of the SEIU State Council.

Theresa also serves on the executive board of the California State Employees Association (CSEA), the CSEA Member Benefits Committee, and the CSEA Finance Committee, where she is a fiduciary for CSEA's employee retirement plans.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus.

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