The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 30, 2009
Ex-Schwarzenegger Cabinet secretary appointed to CalPERS board
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed a former Cabinet secretary to the CalPERS board to help oversee how the pension fund is managing your retirement money.

Dan Dunmoyer will join the CalPERS board as the Schwarzenegger administration's insurance industry representative, the retirement system announced Thursday.

Dunmoyer, a Republican, is head of state legislative and regulatory affairs for the Farmers Insurance Companies and Zurich Financial Services in the United States.

He was a Schwarzenegger cabinet secretary, deputy chief of staff and senior policy development adviser in the governor's office between 2005 and 2008.

Dunmoyer replaces Marjorie Berte, who has served on CalPERS board since 2005.

Rob Feckner, CalPERS board president, said Dunmoyer's insurance industry and public service experience will be an asset to the pension fund and its members.

Dunmoyer was head of the Personal Insurance Federation of California between 1996 and 2005.  He's also been chief administrative officer for the Republican caucus of the Assembly, where he once managed a 60-member staff.

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