Chief Information Officer

Stephenson Loveson was named chief information officer (CIO) in February, 2023.

Stephenson has been part of the CalPERS team since 2010. He’s held a number of positions beginning with the Pension System Resumption Customer Acceptance Testing technical team, as a lead technical engineer for myCalPERS architecture, and as a supervisor over the Application Engineering and Support team. In 2017, he moved from the Enterprise Solutions Development Division to become the chief of Data Center Systems Management within the Technology Infrastructure Services Division; and, two years later, promoted to Data Center chief. During that time, Stephenson was responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the most critical and highly sensitive Data Center operations and interdepartmental infrastructure projects. In 2021 he became the chief technology officer leading the Customer Technologies Support team, Data Center, and part of the Information Technology Services Branch leadership team. He also took on additional responsibility as the interim CIO before being named permanently to the position.

Prior to joining state service, for more than 10 years Stephenson worked for a multi-national consulting firm with employees around the world. He handled multiple customers, predominantly in the North American financial services industry, managing production operations and application development for many applications using the onsite offshore model. He’s played many roles, including application development and maintenance, project management, and operations support.

Stephenson graduated from the University of Madras, India, with a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in information technology management and finance (minor) at the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India.

Stephenson is an active leader in many civic organizations. He’ the immediate past president of the Asian Pacific State Employees Association and also a board member of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Greater Sacramento chapter.