California Public Employees' Retirement System names CIO


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Liana Bailey-Crimmins, a 24-year information technology veteran, is the new chief information officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, known as CalPERS, the agency announced.

Bailey-Crimmins will lead the recently reorganized Information Technology Services Branch when she begins her new role on August 5.

“I’m excited to join CalPERS and look forward to inspiring cross-discipline collaboration where no problem is too large to solve,” said Bailey-Crimmins.

“Our CIO will lead the effort to support and sustain our my|CalPERS system,” said Doug Hoffner, deputy executive officer of operations and technology for the agency. “Liana’s extensive experience solving complex business problems by focusing on technology services will ensure CalPERS continues to use our own technology systems with the greatest efficiency and accuracy.

He continued, “As CIO, Bailey-Crimmins will provide executive direction and oversight to the six divisions in her branch that encompass every aspect of IT productivity. She will play a critical role in setting strategic IT direction and policies that align with the enterprise business goals while mitigating technological risk.”

Bailey-Crimmins has held top IT leadership positions with California Correctional Health Care Services within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where she delivered projects under budget and ahead of schedule.

Bailey-Crimmins studied computer science at California State University, Sacramento and is an Information Technology Manager’s Academy graduate.

CalPERS is the largest public pension fund in the U.S. with assets of approximately $263 billion. It administers retirement benefits for more than 1.6 million California state, local government, and public school employees, retirees and their families on behalf of more than 3,000 public employers, and health benefits for more than 1.3 million enrollees.

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