February 18, 2016

Communications & Stakeholder Relations
(916) 795-3991
Brad W. Pacheco, Deputy Executive Officer
Contact: Joe DeAnda, Information Officer
newsroom@calpers.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration has elected the following chairs and vice chairs of key board committees:

  • Investment Committee – Henry Jones, Chair; Bill Slaton, Vice Chair

    Jones was elected to the CalPERS Board in 2007 by retired CalPERS members. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015, and also serves as Vice President. Jones retired as chief financial officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1998. He is also an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. Slaton was appointed to the CalPERS Board in July 2012 and reappointed in 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown to represent local government. Slaton is an elected member of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors. He was first elected to the SMUD Board in November 2002, served two terms as president of the Board (2005 and 2013), and is currently serving as vice president.

    Other Investment Committee members are Michael Bilbrey, John Chiang, Richard Costigan, Rob Feckner, Richard Gillihan, Dana Hollinger, JJ Jelincic, Ron Lind, Priya Mathur, Theresa Taylor, and Betty Yee.

  • Pension & Health Benefits Committee – Priya Mathur, Chair; Michael Bilbrey, Vice Chair

    Mathur was elected to the CalPERS Board in 2002 by CalPERS public agency members and was re-elected in 2006, 2010, and 2014. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Bilbrey was elected to the CalPERS Board in 2010 by active and retired CalPERS members. He was re-elected in 2013. Bilbrey is the bookstore operations coordinator at Citrus Community College in Glendora. He is also president of the California School Employees Association and vice president of the California Labor Federation Executive Council.

    Other Pension & Health Benefits Committee members are John Chiang, Rob Feckner, Richard Gillihan, Dana Hollinger, Henry Jones, Theresa Taylor, and Betty Yee.

  • Finance & Administration Committee – Richard Costigan, Chair; Dana Hollinger, Vice Chair

    Costigan has served on the CalPERS Board as a representative of the State Personnel Board (SPB) since January 2011. He was appointed to the SPB by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 and is senior director of state and government affairs for the national law and consulting firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. Hollinger, a 25-year veteran of the insurance industry, was appointed to the CalPERS Board in May of 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as the insurance industry representative.

    Other Finance & Administration Committee members are Richard Gillihan, JJ Jelincic, Henry Jones, Ron Lind, and Betty Yee.

  • Board Governance Committee – Bill Slaton, Chair; Richard Costigan, Vice Chair

    Slaton was appointed to the CalPERS Board in July 2012 and reappointed in 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown to represent local government. He was first elected to the SMUD Board in November 2002, served two terms as president of the Board (2005 and 2013), and is currently serving as vice president. Costigan has served on the CalPERS Board as a representative of the State Personnel Board (SPB) since January 2011. He was appointed to the SPB by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 and is senior director of state and government affairs for the national law and consulting firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips.

    Other Board Governance Committee members are Michael Bilbrey, Rob Feckner, JJ Jelincic, Henry Jones, and Ron Lind.

  • The Performance, Compensation, & Talent Management and Risk & Audit Committees did not meet in February. They will choose their chairs and vice chairs at their March meetings.

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 1.8 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 $278 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.