CalPERS Names Doug McKeever Deputy Executive Officer for Benefit Programs Policy and Planning
September 2, 2015
Brad Pacheco, Acting Deputy Executive Officer, External Affairs
Contact: Bill Madison, Information Officer
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has named Doug McKeever the new Deputy Executive Officer (DEO) for Benefit Programs Policy and Planning.
McKeever, who has been acting as the interim DEO, will now permanently take over the position previously held by Ann Boynton, who left CalPERS in August for a position with the U.C. Davis Medical Center. He will oversee health policy and planning, the CalPERS Long-Term Care program, retirement research and planning, state and federal legislation, and the CalPERS Center for Innovation. McKeever was previously the chief of CalPERS’ Health Policy Research Division.
"Doug's service to CalPERS over the years has been invaluable in helping us to achieve our health benefit goals, especially in implementing the Affordable Care Act and negotiating our annual health plan contracts," said CalPERS Chief Executive Officer Anne Stausboll. "His extensive experience makes him a perfect fit for the complex role he will play as our newest deputy executive officer."
McKeever joined CalPERS in 2010 with extensive experience in health care policy. Before joining CalPERS, he served as Director of Juvenile Programs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He also worked in various program areas at CalPERS from 1996 to 2004, including member services, project management and health benefits.
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 more than 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 $288 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.