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Administrative Staff

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Administrative Staff

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Scott Hood
Chief Executive Officer

Scott Hood is responsible for all of SamCERA’s operations including benefit calculations and education, actuarial analysis, legal issues, financial and investment functions and information technology. He reports directly to the Board of Retirement.

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Gladys Smith
Assistant Executive Officer

Gladys Smith manages SamCERA’s benefits and finance areas. The AEO is also responsible for planning to meet the future needs of the association and its members.

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Brenda Carlson
Retirement Chief Legal Counsel

The Retirement Chief Legal Counsel is responsible for the legal oversight and functionality of the San Mateo County Employees’ Retirement Association (SamCERA), which administers retirement, disability and death benefits to employees of the County; provide legal advice and representation to SamCERA and the Board of Retirement; and act as a liaison with the County Counsel and other outside counsel.

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Kristina Perez
Retirement Executive Secretary

The Retirement Executive Secretary is responsible for performing varied, complex and confidential secretarial and office administrative support tasks in support of SamCERA’s elected and Board of Supervisor-appointed officials and other County officers and associated management, supervisory and professional staff.

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Colin Bishop
Retirement Communication Specialist

The Retirement Communication Specialist is responsible for planning, preparing, organizing, coordinating and implementing the external and internal communication activities of SamCERA’s communication program.

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