Chief Operating Officer

Douglas Hoffner was named chief operating officer in October 2019. He formulates and assists in the development of organization-wide program objectives, goals, and policies. Doug oversees several key enterprise functions including business and strategic planning, research and data analytics for retirement issues, human resources, information technology, and operational and facilities management.

He previously served in other leadership roles at CalPERS, including deputy executive officer for Operations & Technology 2012-19, and interim chief executive officer.

Doug joined the CalPERS executive team after serving as undersecretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, where he served for a time as acting secretary. The Agency oversees seven state departments and boards that provide services to California businesses and workers, including unemployment and workers' compensation benefits, workforce development, labor law enforcement, and economic development.

Prior to his leadership on labor and workforce development, Doug was deputy cabinet secretary to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and assistant director for legislation at the California Department of General Services. He also served as legislative director for California Assemblyman Fred Aguiar.

Doug is a graduate of California State University, Chico, with a degree in political science.