May 22, 2015

External Affairs
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Robert Udall Glazier, Deputy Executive Officer
Brad Pacheco, Chief, Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Bob Burton, Information Officer

newsroom@calpers.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has named Beliz Chappuie as CalPERS' Chief Auditor, effective July 31, 2015.

Chappuie replaces Margaret Junker, who is retiring. Margaret has our sincere thanks for her 16 years of distinguished service at CalPERS. She will be missed as both a respected colleague and as a friend.

Chappuie comes to CalPERS from the Department of Finance Office of State Audits and Evaluations where she was responsible for performance, compliance, financial audits, and the implementation of legislative reforms. Most recently, Beliz led a team that implemented the law eliminating 400 redevelopment agencies in California. Chappuie is a CPA and has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.

"Beliz brings a proven track record in auditing management. We welcome her and her deep experience in audit services to our CalPERS financial team," said Matt Jacobs, CalPERS General Counsel.

For more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 1.7 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for nearly 1.4 million members and their families in our health program, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS' total fund market value currently stands at approximately $308 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.

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