The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration elected a range of chairmen and vice-chairmen for key board committees this week.
Diehr was elected to the board in 2003 by state employees, and is professor of management science in the College of Business Administration at California State University.
Mathur was also elected to the board in 2003, by public agency members and is a principal financial analyst for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District.
Louis Moret has been elected as chairman, and Mathur as vice-chairwoman on the performance and compensation committee.
Moret was appointed to the board in 2008 by the assembly speaker, the State senate rules committee, and the assembly.
Kurato Shimada has been elected as chairman of the benefits and program administration committee, with Rob Feckner elected as vice-chairman.
Shimado was re-elected to the CalPERS board in 2006 as a representative of all members. He retired from his supervisor for operations role for the Oak Grove School District in 1998.
Feckner is currently the board president and has been a board member since 1999.
On the health benefits committee, Priya Mathur has been elected as chairwoman and George Diehr as vice-chairman.
On the finance committee, Tony Oliveira has been elected as chairman and Henry Jones as vice-chairman.
Oliveira was appointed to the board in September 2005 as the Local Government Representative by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and represents over 1,000 local government agencies.
Jones was elected to the board in 2007. He retired as chief financial officer at the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1998.
The full board re-elected Rob Feckner as president and George Diehr as vice-president last month.
Election of the chairman and vice-chairman for the policy subcommittee of the system's investment committee will take place on April 17 at the CalPERS committee meeting.
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