- Treasurer of California
- Former member of the Los Angeles Unified School District board.
- Issues including health, financing, energy & the environment.
- Kathleen Brown, who helped lead Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s municipal finance business
- She made an unsuccessful run for the governor
- Business: government & regulatory affairs, as they relate to the healthcare, energy & financial services industries.
- Focus on navigating through the challenges & opportunities of healthcare reform
Kathleen E. Brown, California’s 28th Treasurer.
As the state’s official banker, Brown’s responsibility for managing the state’s $24 billion investment portfolio, administering bond sales to finance schools, parks, prisons, housing, health facilities and environmental programs.
Brown’s election as Treasurer follows a career as a financial manager and public policy maker.
She was elected in and reelected for the City Board of Education, governing body of the nation’s second-largest school district.
She later served as a corporate attorney specializing in public finance.
Brown was appointed to the Board of Public Works, which oversees the city’s vital infrastructure.
As Treasurer, Kathleen Brown saved taxpayer dollars by eliminating perks, streamlining her office’s operation and maximizing returns on the state’s investment portfolio to earn $4 billion for taxpayers.
Brown has put dollars to work for California through her CalVest investment program designed to pump up to $700 million into the state economy to help home buyers, farmers and small businesses.
Named Most Valuable Public Official at the state level by City and State magazine, Brown has helped generate more than 175,000 new jobs through the sale of a record $12 billion in bonds.
The sales were part of the state’s first-ever bond sales management master plan put together by Brown to sell off $12 billion in bonds at lower interest rates.
As a board member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, Brown has emerged as a leading national spokesperson on executive compensation reform and corporate responsibility.
Brown has twice been elected co-chair of the National Council of Institutional Investors.