First appointed to the Board of Retirement in 2004, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob was elected Board Chair in July 2016, the first woman to serve in that role. In 2016, Ms. Jacob was re-elected to a historic 7th term on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Ms. Jacob, a former public school teacher and school board member, represents the County's 2nd District on the Board of Supervisors, which includes more than 620,000 people living in the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Santee, Poway and San Diego, along with Julian, Dehesa, Ramona, Jamul and other unincorporated communities.
Mark Oemcke was reappointed to the Board of Retirement for a second term in July 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience in investment management, real estate, and public accounting. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Oemcke is Chief Financial Officer of CICA, Inc., a private advisory firm for a single family office. Mr. Oemcke previously held executive positions at Trigild, Equastone, Pacific Corporate Group, Dowling & Yahnke, Scripps Bank and Price Waterhouse. He served the maximum two terms as a Trustee for the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System and currently serves on the Investment Committee of the USS Midway.
Samantha Begovich was elected to the second seat on SDCERA's Board of Retirement in 2014 with 72% of the vote of active general Members. Ms. Begovich graduated from Stanford Law School, the University of California, San Diego (with distinction in Political Science/Economics) and San Diego public schools. After graduating from Stanford, she was an Honors Program Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section in Washington, D.C. For more than 20 years, Ms. Begovich has been a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney, fulfilling specialty assignments in the Sex Crimes and Stalking, Family Protection, Special Operations, J.U.D.G.E., Insurance Fraud, and Appellate Divisions. She has held leadership positions in many civic and educational organizations, including the San Diego Foundation, Stanford Law Society of San Diego, Access Youth Academy, Lawyers' Club, and the Stanford University Alumni Association Board of Governors. Ms. Begovich was chosen as one of 16 "2014 Movers" by the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine and as one of UCSD's "40 Stars in 40 Years." Ms. Begovich enjoys representing SDCERA's Members and beneficiaries, working with her Board colleagues and SDCERA staff to make SDCERA the "best pension plan in the land," and remaining vigilant in the protection and growth of the Trust Fund's assets.
E.F. "Skip" Murphy retired in March 2003 as a Captain in the San Diego Sheriff's Department after a nearly 38-year career in County public service. He was first elected to the Board of Retirement in 1983. Since then, he has served as a Trustee for more than 20 years as both an active and retired Member. Mr. Murphy has served 12 terms as Board Chair.
David Myers was elected to the Board in May 2003 and re-elected for a sixth three-year term in January 2017. Mr. Myers has been with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for more than 28 years, fulfilling various assignments as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and now commander.
Appointed to the Board of Retirement in November 2010, Mr. Vortmann led the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for 22 years as president, CEO and chairman. During his tenure at NASSCO, a multibillion-dollar shipbuilding and ship repair company, Mr. Vortmann oversaw the organization's defined benefit and defined contribution plans for thousands of employees. Mr. Vortmann previously served as a Trustee on the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System and two endowment investment committees.
Bob Goodchild was elected in May 2016, by the general Members for the third seat on the Board of Retirement. His three-year term began on July 1, 2016. Mr. Goodchild graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Public Administration. Prior to coming to the County of San Diego, he worked in the automotive industry. He currently works for the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency as a Human Services Specialist where he reviews cases for benefit eligibility determination. Mr. Goodchild is a member of the San Diego County Latino Employees Association and enjoys traveling within the U.S.
Dan McAllister was elected to the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector by the general public in November 2002 and took office in December 2002. He occupies the first seat on the Board of Retirement and will hold this position as long as he remains in office. Prior to his election, Mr. McAllister was a financial consultant and investment broker with a major national brokerage firm.
Richard Tartre is a retired Senior Vice President for Met Life, following more than 35 years in the annuity, life insurance, mutual funds and investment industries. While at MetLife, Mr. Tartre was responsible for all private client activity west of the Mississippi and served as President of the entity responsible for products of not-for-profit institutions. Mr. Tartre is a veteran and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley.
James Feeley occupies the eighth alternate member seat on the Board of Retirement and is SDCERA's longest serving Trustee. He was elected by the general Members and began serving March 1982 while still an active employee with the Assessor's Office, serving four consecutive terms until June 1992. Since his retirement from County service, Mr. Feeley has occupied the eighth seat on the Board of Retirement as the retired Members' representative from July 1996 to the present.
Tim Hancock was elected to the Board of Retirement in January 2011 and was re-elected to his third three-year term in January 2017. Mr. Hancock began his career with the Probation Department in 1996. He has worked a variety of assignments working with juveniles and adults and is currently a Division Chief leading the juvenile supervision division. He also has served on the board of the San Diego County Probation Officers' Association as a Director, Vice President and President.