Global Conference 2016

Speaker's Biography

Anne Sheehan

Director, Corporate Governance, California State Teachers' Retirement System


Anne Sheehan is director of corporate governance for the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest teacher's public pension fund in the U.S. She oversees all corporate governance activities, including proxy voting, company engagements and managing $4 billion placed with activist managers. Previously, she was chief deputy director for policy at the California Department of Finance. During her tenure, she served on both the CalSTRS and California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) boards and as executive director of the state's Post-Employment Benefits Commission. She was chair of the Council of Institutional Investors for two terms. Sheehan is a member of the NASDAQ Listing Council and the advisory board of the Weinberg Center on Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. She is vice chair of the investor advisory committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. For the past six years, Directorship magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential people on corporate governance.

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