Monday, October 17, 2011

Directors Group Honors CalPERS Leaders

 SACRAMENTO, CA – Anne Stausboll (top right photo) Chief Executive Officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), and Anne Simpson (top left photo), CalPERS Senior Portfolio Manager, head of Corporate Governance, have been named to a list of the 100 most influential corporate governance professionals for 2011.

The NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame from the National Association of Corporate Directors honors board directors, corporate governance experts, journalists, regulators and academics working to uphold the highest standards in corporate governance. NACD is a national organization of directors and executives from public, private and non-profit companies that works to advance board leadership and enhance long-term shareowner value.

“I’m honored to be included on this list with my CalPERS colleague Anne Simpson,” Stausboll said. “Our entire staff’s hard work on corporate governance issues benefits all shareowners when well-run companies develop and execute business plans that create long-term, sustainable growth and value. This honor from NACD is testimony to the commitment of our investment professionals.”

Other NACD honorees this year include Warren Buffet (middle right photo), Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; Mary Schapiro (lower  left photo), Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Laurence Fink, Chairman and CEO of Blackrock; Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric; Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, a national coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other groups working with companies on sustainability challenges; and Ann Yerger, Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors, an association of institutional investors that advocates for good corporate governance and shareowner rights.

 Stausboll also was honored for her work with Ceres, where she co-chairs the Board of Directors.

CalPERS is the nation’s largest public pension fund with approximately $225 billion in market assets. It administers retirement benefits for 1.6 million active and retired State, public school, and local public agency employees and their families, and health benefits for more than 1.3 million members. The average CalPERS pension is $2,220 per month. For more information on CalPERS, visit

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