CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as President, Rob Feckner as Vice President
January 16, 2018
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PETALUMA, CA - The CalPERS Board of Administration elected Priya Mathur as board president and Rob Feckner as vice president. Mathur is the first female elected president of the CalPERS board. This will be her first term.
Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.
"It's a great honor for me to serve as president of the CalPERS board," Mathur said. "I'm proud of what we've accomplished over the 15 years I've been on the board, but there is still so much to do. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to ensure our members have sustainable pensions and access to quality and affordable health care."
Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.
Mathur is a principal financial analyst for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, serves on the Principles for Responsible Investment Board, and is a member of the Investor Advisory Council for Astia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women-led, high-growth ventures.
The president oversees the board's business, and sets meeting schedules and agendas with input from other board members and CalPERS executive staff. The president also makes appointments to board committees and represents CalPERS to outside parties.
Feckner represents school members on the CalPERS Board, which he joined in 1999. He currently serves on four Board committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit.
He has served the Napa Valley Unified School District for more than 40 years, and is a past president of the California School Employees Association."I am humbled by this vote of confidence from my peers, and I look forward to this new adventure of serving in a different capacity with my colleagues, staff, and our constituents as we represent our members," Feckner said.
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 1.9 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers health benefits for more than 1.4 million members and their families, making us the largest defined public-benefit pension in the U.S. CalPERS' total market value currently stands at approximately $358 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.