Jack Ehnes is the chief executive officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). Mr. Ehnes provides leadership for the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS administers a hybrid retirement system, consisting of a traditional defined benefit, cash balance and defined contribution plans, as well as disability and survivor benefits. CalSTRS serves more than 868,000 members and benefit recipients. The asset value of the investment portfolio was approximately $191.4 billion as of June 30, 2015. CalSTRS administers retirement benefits for California’s public school educators in grades kindergarten through community college.
Mr. Ehnes is currently chairman of the FTSE Environmental Markets Advisory Committee and a member of the FTSE4Good Advisory Committee. He also serves on the boards of the National Council on Teacher Retirement, Ceres (a national network of investors and environmental organizations working to address sustainability challenges), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Mr. Ehnes is a native of Rochester, New York, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.