Speaker Biography
Ann Boynton
Deputy Executive Officer, Benefits Administration
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

Ann Boynton became Deputy Executive Officer of Benefits Administration for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) on September 1, 2010. Ms. Boynton provides executive leadership for health benefit and retirement program operations including health plan rate negotiations, health plan design and development, and the development and implementation of retirement program operations.

She came to CalPERS from the legal and consulting firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips where, as a managing director, she worked with health care and health care information technology issues.

Prior to that Ms. Boynton served as Undersecretary at the California Health and Human Services Agency.  As one of the agency’s top officials she helped oversee state and federal health care and social services programs, including Medi-Cal and health information technology exchange. From February 2005 to February 2006, Ms. Boynton was Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary where she was responsible for the development and advancement of major policy initiatives for the Administrative branch of California State government and the day-to-day running of State government operations.

Her work experience includes almost twenty years as a management consultant in the private sector, including employment with IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers and owning her own management consulting business.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from California Lutheran University and a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.