Director 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 serves as the Chair of the Council of Institutional Investors, is a member of the NASDAQ Listing Council and serves on the Board of the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Sheehan was recently named to the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Sheehan was named one of the 100 most influential people on corporate governance by Directorship magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010.