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Melissa Norcia announced as new CalSTRS CAO
Norcia joined CalSTRS in 2009 and has served as the director of human resources for the last 6 years

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2021) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the world’s largest educator-only pension fund, today announced the appointment of Melissa Norcia as the chief administrative officer (CAO). She replaces Lisa Blatnick, who became CalSTRS’ chief operating officer in August 2021. Norcia’s first day as CAO will be September 15, 2021.

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