CalPERS Re-elects President and Vice President

February 16, 2006 ( - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration has unanimously re-elected Rob Feckner as its President and Robert Carlson as Vice President.

Feckner is President of the California School Employees Association, according to the CalPERS announcement. He was first elected to the CalPERS Board in 1998 and re-elected in 2002 by the system’s classified school members. He serves as a member of the Investment and Health Benefits Committees, and is vice chair of the Benefits and Program Administration Committee. Feckner previously served as the board’s vice president and chair of the Investment Committee (See CalPERS Taps Feckner as Board Chief ).

CalPERS’ board president oversees the board’s business, sets meeting schedules and agendas with input from other board members and executive staff, makes appointments to board policy committees, and represents CalPERS to outside parties.

Carlson is the senior member of the CalPERS Board, serving continuously for more than 35 years, the announcement said (See Retirees Redesignate Carlson As Their CalPERS Board Representative ). He was board president from 1976 to 1985 and vice president from 2000 to 2002. Carlson is elected by and from CalPERS retired members. Prior to his retirement in 1985, he was chief counsel for the California Department of Transportation.

The vice president carries out special duties assigned by the president and assumes all duties in the president’s absence.