US - Dana Dillon has been elected chair of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) for the 2007-08 term.
CalSTRS also appointed Jerilyn Harris as its vice-chair for 2007-2008 during its regularly scheduled meeting on 5 April.
An intermediate grade school teacher from Weed, California, Dillon has served on the board since her election in 2003 and as vice-chair for the last two years.
Commenting on her new appointment, Dillon said: “Record-breaking investment returns and continued high customer service standards demonstrate CalSTRS is a well-run, expertly managed public pension plan dedicated to a secure retirement for California’s teachers.”
Dillon has replaced Carolyn Widener who has served as a CalSTRS board member since 2001.
The 12 members of the Teachers’ Retirement Board nominate and elect their chair and vice-chair annually.
The officer positions are for one year’s duration, although the members’ terms are for a total of four years.
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