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CalPERS January 2019 Board Meeting Preview

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This month the CalPERS Board will meet Tuesday, January 22, through Thursday, January 24. The board meeting will be at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park (1 Doubletree, Rohnert Park, CA 94928). The meeting is open to the public.

Full agendas will be posted on our website, but here is a brief overview of the items the board will hear this month:

New Board Members and Elections

On Tuesday, January 22, three new board members will be sworn in to the CalPERS Board. As the newly elected California Treasurer, Fiona Ma will officially join the board. Jason Perez, who was elected as the Public Agency Member representative, and Mona Pasquil Rogers, who was selected as the State Personnel Board representative, will also be sworn in.

In addition, the board will vote on this year’s board president and vice president.


The Investment Committee will also meet on Tuesday, January 22. Ben Meng, CalPERS’ new chief investment officer, will provide a general overview of his thoughts on investing and his plan for his first 180 days.


On Wednesday, January 23, the board will do a deep dive on important health topics. One session will include a presentation by Peter Lee, the executive director of Covered California, and Shawn Bishop, vice president of The Commonwealth Fund. They will discuss the California Exchange and the Affordable Care Act.

Board Education

On Thursday, January 24, the board will hear a presentation by the National Association of Corporate Directors. They will also hear an overview on fiduciary training.

Updated 1/15/2019: This article has been edited to reflect the announcement of new board member Mona Pasquil Rogers, State Personnel Board.