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State Controller Betty Yee to Address Business, Community Leaders at Greater Irvine Chamber

Monday, April 30, 2018

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California State Controller Betty Yee will address business and community leaders during the Greater Irvine Chamber Government Affairs meeting on Thursday, May 3, 8 – 9:30 a.m.

Yee will discuss topics including infrastructure, housing, workforce development, and the state’s business climate.

Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the Board of Equalization. As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member.

Now serving as the state’s chief fiscal officer, Yee chairs the Franchise Tax Board and serves as a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Boards, which have a combined portfolio of nearly $500 billion.  She also serves on the Ceres Board of Directors, a nonprofit organization working to mobilize many of the world’s largest investors to advance global sustainability.

Yee serves on dozens of boards and commissions with authority ranging from land management to crime victim compensation.  She is a member of the State Lands Commission (and chairperson in even-numbered years). Through other financing authorities, she is dedicated to creating incentives that will increase the number of affordable housing units in California.

Yee received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree in public administration.

For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber work in government affairs and how to become involved, contact Whit Peterson.

Category: Chamber News, Advocacy News

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