Karen Yamamoto

Member, Board of Directors at California State Teachers' Retirement System

Karen Yamamoto

Karen Yamamoto

Member, Board of Directors at California State Teachers' Retirement System

Biography

Karen Yamamoto is a retired elementary school teacher from West Sacramento. Ms. Yamamoto taught second grade for 15 years and retired in 2007. She was a member of the California Department of Education’s Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission from 1999-2003, acting as Chair in 2003.

Prior to beginning her career as an educator, Ms. Yamamoto also served as a Legislative Assistant to several Assembly Members in the California State Legislature from 1978-1991. She is currently active in the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Program and the Japanese American Citizens League, Florin Chapter.

Karen Yamamoto serves on the following committees:

* Appeals Committee (Alternate)
* Benefits & Services Committee
* Board Governance Committee
* Investment Committee

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Former General Counsel at California State Teachers' Retirement System

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State Council Representative at California Teachers Association

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High School Teacher at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (California)

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Executive Vice President at Los Angeles College Faculty Guild AFT Local 1521

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President, American Federation of Teachers, Local 1521 Chapter at Los Angeles City College

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Founder at Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project

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Chief of Staff, Office of the Controller John Chiang at State Government of California

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Property Owner Advocate, Office of the State Controller John Chiang at State Government of California

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Former Principal Consultant at Senate Committee on Appropriations

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Program Budget Manager, Administration Unit at California Department of Finance

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Member, Board of Directors at California State Teachers' Retirement System
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Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

CalSTRS is administered by a 12-member Teachers' Retirement Board. Their Investment Committee's objectives are set forth in the California Constitution and the California Education Code. The Teachers Retirement Fund is a special trust fund established by law that holds the assets of the following programs: Defined Benefit, Defined Benefit Supplement and Cash Balance Benefit. The assets come from contributions by members, employing school districts and the State of California. The funds investments create a stream of income to add to those assets. The CalSTRS portfolio has broadly diversified holdings in seven categories: Global Equity, Fixed Income, Real Estate, Private Equity, Cash, Inflation Sensitive and Overlay. CalSTRS often engages in shareholder activism.

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