WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s Director of Corporate Governance Anne Sheehan was elected Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee today.
Ms. Sheehan was appointed as a member of the IAC when it was created in 2012, followed by her election as vice chairman in June 2015. Since April 2017, after Kurt Schacht left the committee, Ms. Sheehan has been acting chairman. In addition, Ms. Sheehan served as Chairman of the Investor as Owner Subcommittee from 2012 to 2014.
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