WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 11, 2018) – The trustees of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System yesterday elected Dana Dillon as board chair and Sharon Hendricks as vice chair for the 2018-19 term. The Teachers’ Retirement Board nominates and elects its chair and vice chair annually. The newly-elected officers assume their posts immediately. The chair and vice chair provide board leadership for the largest educator-only pension fund in the world.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2018) – The Teachers’ Retirement Board today adopted the results of the actuarial valuation for the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program as of June 30, 2017, reflecting impacts from investment assumption changes while also noting continued progress toward the system’s long-term funding goals.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2018) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System today unveiled a plan to prioritize engagement with makers and retailers of firearms that are illegal in California. The plan, approved unanimously by the Teachers’ Retirement Board, authorizes CalSTRS corporate governance staff to make firearms engagement activities a top priority by publicly engaging companies and potentially recommending that the board consider divestment if engagement efforts fail.
Cassandra Lichnock is the chief operating officer (COO) of CalSTRS, the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS administers a hybrid retirement system, consisting of a traditional defined benefit, cash balance and defined contribution plans, as well as disability and survivor benefits. CalSTRS serves more than 933,000 members and benefit recipients. CalSTRS administers retirement benefits for California’s public school educators in grades kindergarten through community college.
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.
Ashish Jain is the chief technology officer at CalSTRS who oversees five divisions: Enterprise IT Governance, Enterprise IT Solutions & Innovation, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Pension Solution, and Project Management Program.
Lisa Blatnick is the chief of administrative services at CalSTRS, the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. Ms. Blatnick is responsible for the activities in the Facilities Management and Procurement, and Human Resources divisions.
Grant Boyken is the Public Affairs Executive Officer at CalSTRS, the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. Mr. Boyken provides strategic leadership and oversight over CalSTRS External Affairs, Communications, and Governmental Relations divisions.
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