Retirement Board Members

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Rick Fowler
President

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Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Rick Fowler is the Chief Operating Officer at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann, & Girard.  Mr. Fowler joined the Board in May of 2012.  His current term expires June 30, 2019.

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John B. Kelly
Vice President

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Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

John B. Kelly is an Investment Specialist and Certified Financial Planner with Massachusetts Mutual Investments, Inc. Mr. Kelly joined the Board in January 1998.  His current term expires December 31, 2018.

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Keith DeVore
Vice President

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Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Keith DeVore retired from County service as Department of Water Resources Director.  Mr. DeVore joined the Board in July of 2012. His current term expires June 30, 2021.

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James A. Diepenbrock
Trustee

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Appointed by the Board of Supervisors

James A. Diepenbrock is a Certified Investment Management Analyst with Citigroup Institutional Consulting.  Mr. Diepenbrock joined the Board in August 1997. His current term expires June 30, 2021.

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Steven Baird
Trustee

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Elected by the Miscellaneous Members

Steven Baird is an Information Technology Chief for Sacramento County.  Mr. Baird was elected to the Board in October 2015.  His current term expires December 31, 2018.

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Ben Lamera
Ex-Officio

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Member mandated by law

Ben Lamera is the Sacramento County Director of Finance, and he serves as the Ex-Officio member of the Board. Mr. Lamera joined the Board in January, 2016.

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Alan Matré
Trustee

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Elected by the Miscellaneous Members

Alan Matré is the Chief of Internal Audits for Sacramento County.  Mr. Matré joined the Board in January, 2017.  Mr. Matré’s current term expires December 31, 2019.

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Kathy O’Neil
Trustee

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Elected by the Retired Members

Kathy O’Neil was elected Retiree Trustee in October 2016.  Ms. O’Neil’s current term expires December 31, 2019.

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Chris A. Pittman
Safety Trustee

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Elected by the Safety Members 

Chris A. Pittman is a Captain with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Pittman was elected to the Board in October 2012. Mr. Pittman’s current term expires December 31, 2018.

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John Conneally
Alternate Safety Trustee

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Elected by the Safety Members

John Conneally is Battalion Chief with the Sacramento County Airport System. Mr. Conneally serves as the Alternate Safety Trustee. Mr. Conneally was elected to the Board in September 2006. His current term expires December 31, 2018.

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Retirement Board Officers

At the Board’s first regular meeting held in July of each year, or as soon thereafter as possible, the Retirement Board elects its President and Vice President. Mr. Rick Fowler was elected as President and Mr. John Kelly and Mr. Keith DeVore were elected as Vice Presidents in July 2018.