Director of Corporate Governance California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Ms. Sheehan is the Director of Corporate Governance for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest teacher’s public pension fund in the USA, where she is responsible for overseeing all corporate governance activities for the fund including proxy voting, company engagements and managing $3 billion placed with activists managers. Prior to that, she served as Chief Deputy Director for Policy at the California Department of Finance. During her tenure at Finance, Ms. Sheehan served on both the CalSTRS and CalPERS Boards as well as serving as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Post-Employment Benefits Commission. Ms. Sheehan currently serves as the Chair of the Council of Institutional Investors, is a member of the SEC Investor Advisory Committee, the NASDAQ Listing Council, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. Ms. Sheehan was named one of the 100 most influential people on corporate governance by Directorship magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.