WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced overwhelming corporate governance success during the 2014 proxy season, as 86 of the 93 companies it engaged adopted a majority voting standard in corporate board elections.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), in collaboration with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), sent the 131 California companies in their portfolios that lack women directors a letter offering their combined expertise to help diversify their boards.
Cassandra Lichnock is the chief operating officer (COO) of CalSTRS, the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. Ms. Lichnock oversees the Benefits and Services, Plan Design and Communication, Technology Services, BusinessRenew and Administrative Services branches, as well as the Audit Services Division responsible for the system’s strategic initiatives, programs and internal operations.
Brian Bartow is the general counsel of CalSTRS, the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. He is the primary legal adviser to the Teachers’ Retirement Board and heads the fund’s Legal Services team, as well as its Office of Ethics and Compliance, Office of Information Security and Community Property Division.
Mr. Ailman is the chief investment officer of CalSTRS, the world’s largest educator-only pension fund, where he oversees an investment portfolio valued at approximately $186.6 billion as of July 31, 2014.
Peggy Plett is the deputy chief executive officer for CalSTRS Benefits and Services, with responsibility for Client Outreach & Guidance, Customer Service, Disability & Survivor Benefits, Member Account Services and Service Retirement.
Robin Madsen is the chief financial officer for CalSTRS where she is responsible for providing leadership, strategic planning, management direction and policy guidance to CalSTRS financial services functions.
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