Growing the Retirement Fund
As CalPERS Board President, Priya’s top priority is ensuring that your retirement savings will be there for you when you need them. Since being elected to the CalPERS Board in 2003, Priya has helped lead your pension fund through the recovery after two financial downturns. Today, at $360 billion, the retirement fund has more than doubled in value since the global financial crisis.
Priya’s leadership and investment experience were key to the fund's recovery. Her focus on strategic long-term investment planning, robust risk management practices, and vigorous corporate governance have all put the fund in a position to grow and better withstand future economic instability.
Securing Affordable, High-Quality Health Care
Recognizing that health care costs hit members in their pockets, Priya has led CalPERS to develop cutting-edge approaches to delivering high-quality care while also keeping premiums down. As Chair of the CalPERS Pension and Health Benefits Committee for the better part of 10 years, Priya oversaw negotiations with health plans to get you some of the most competitive health care rates in the state.