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Harry M. Keiley

Position: K–12 Classroom Teacher
Term: 01/01/24 - 12/31/27
Appointing Authority: Elected
CalSTRS board member Harry Keiley wears a blue blazer and tie.
Harry Keiley

First elected in 2007, Harry Keiley currently serves as chair of the Teachers’ Retirement Board, which administers the California State Teachers’ Retirement System. With more than 1 million members and beneficiaries, CalSTRS is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world.

In 2020, Keiley served as chair of the CalSTRS CEO Search Committee. This global search, conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in the system’s first new CEO in 20 years and the first female to lead the organization.

Previous leadership positions held at CalSTRS include chair of the Compensation Committee and chair of the Investment Committee. Investment policy adoptions under Keiley’s leadership included a $2.5 billion allocation to a passively managed low-carbon index fund, an allocation to Risk Mitigating Strategies to reduce portfolio volatility during public equity downturns and the formation of an Infrastructure division at CalSTRS.

In addition to his work on the Teachers’ Retirement Board, Keiley completed the UCLA Anderson School of Business program for trustees, the NACD Program, and the Board Effectiveness Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He has served on the City of Santa Monica Parks and Recreation Board and the advisory board of The Line, an online education publication. He currently serves on the board of Step Up, a nonprofit committed to housing chronically homeless and mentally ill individuals, including U.S. military veterans.

Keiley served four terms as president of the Santa Monica Classroom Teachers Association. Other leadership positions include multiple terms as chair of the Political Action Committee for the California Teachers Association. Keiley began his career as a U.S. Government and Economics teacher in 1987, and in 1999 was recognized as the Most Inspirational Teacher by his students and colleagues.

Harry Keiley serves on the following committees:

  • Vice Chair – Audits & Risk Management Committee
  • Investment Committee