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Jack Ehnes

Jack Ehnes

Public Governor

Former CEO, CalSTRS

Governor Since 2018

Committees: Audit Committee, Conflicts Committee, Finance, Operations & Technology Committee, Investment Committee (Chair), Compensation and Human Capital Committee, Regulatory Policy Committee

Professional Experience

  • CEO, CalSTRS (2002 – 2021)
  • Vice President, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (2000 – 2002)
  • Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association Board of Trustees (1989 – 1999)
  • Colorado Insurance Commissioner (1994 – 1999)
  • Former Board Chair and Board Member, Council of Institutional Investors (CII)
  • Former Board Member, National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS)

Current Board Service and Affiliations

  • Board Chair, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Investment Advisory Board, Ownership Capital
  • Investment Advisory Board, Wilshire


  • B.A., Cornell University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University