The unprecedented challenges facing CalPERS requires new ideas and new energy in order to deliver promised retirement and healthcare benefits.
CalPERS retirees and workers can no longer afford a “go along to get along” Board culture. That culture has turned a well functioning highly effective pension system into one that constantly underperforms the market.
As a seasoned financial manager responsible for large scalecapital projects I have worked on large bond measures including investment of proceeds.
For more than two decades I have administered the permissible and prudent expenditure of billions of dollars including the management of financial records for review by boards, State auditors, and independent citizens’ oversight committees.
As a lifelong public servant and steward of taxpayer funds I have fought tirelessly to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in government.
I come from a family of public servants; my grandparents worked for the State, my father was a retired Naval Chief Petty Officer and USPS Letter Carrier, my mother a retired public school teacher, and my daughters are public school teachers in Contra Costa and San Bernardino counties.
I will be a strong force on the Board, studying the issues, creating opportunities for debate, listening to differing viewpoints, and most importantly placing the health and growth of our funds as my top priority.
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