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WITI Sacramento Regional Network
Executive Perspectives

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Come listen to Anne Stausboll speak about what it's like to be the first female CEO of CalPERS, the nation's largest pension fund, what she did to get there and how she's dealing with the economic and political challenges facing CalPERS in these unprecedented times.

Concluding our program Jennifer Beckey will be available to answer questions about our International WITI affiliation.

About Our Speaker(s)

Anne Stausboll became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) in January 2009. She becomes the eighth CEO and first woman to head the pension fund. Ms. Stausboll oversees 2,300 employees, a budget of more than $332 million, and programs spanning investments, health and retirement benefits administration, actuarial and employer services, supplemental retirement programs, a long-term care program, government affairs, stakeholder relations, and numerous support functions.

She served as CalPERS Interim Chief Investment Officer/Chief Operating Investment Officer from April 2008 to December 2008. Prior to that she was previously the pension fund's Chief Operating Investment Officer working closely with CalPERS senior investment officers to implement investment strategies for the System's real estate, alternative investment and public market portfolios. She also had oversight of the search process for external managers, advisors and pension consultants, CalPERS Supplemental Income Plans, coordinated internal investment policy, and represented CalPERS on investment-related legislation at both the State and federal level.

Before coming to CalPERS, Ms. Stausboll was Chief Deputy Treasurer to the California State Treasurer, beginning in July 2000. As Chief Deputy, she directed the policies, programs, and operations of the State Treasurer's Office. She also led a team on national corporate reform for the Treasurer's Office, which is responsible for the public investment and cash management functions of the State of California.

Prior to serving in the State Treasurer's Office, Ms. Stausboll worked for six years in the CalPERS Legal Office, including two years as Deputy General Counsel. Ms. Stausboll received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Oberlin College and her Juris Doctor degree (Order of the Coif) from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Ms. Stausboll serves on the Ceres Board, as well as the governing board for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. She is also on the Toigo Foundation Advisory Board. In addition, Ms. Stausboll was named one of the Top 25 Nonbank Women in Finance, part of U.S. Banker's 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking for both 2007 and 2008.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at:

    400 Q Street, West Building, 2nd floor atrium
    Sacramento, California 95814

Parking is below the 400 Q Street location.


5:00-5:45 Networking, (cocktails and appetizers provided)
5:45-6:45 Anne Stausboll
6:45-7:00 Jennifer Beckey


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Cindy Edwards ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.