Yves Chery - President
Yves Chery is a Deputy Probation Officer II with Los Angeles County Probation Department. His experience includes helping at-risk youths, along with nearly a quarter century of advocacy for working families as a labor leader. Mr. Chery is currently the chair of the Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association Board (LACERA) and the Operations and Oversight Committee. Mr. Chery is a strong supporter of LACERA's Outreach Programs and Yves was instrumental in equipping Outreach Specialists at County worksite counseling seminars with LACERA's retirement calculators. Mr. Chery received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and a Jurist Doctorate from Southern California Institute of Law.
Gabe Rodrigues - Vice President
Gabe Rodrigues is a Deputy Sheriff with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Gabe spent over two decades in the Food and Drug Industry prior to entering Law Enforcement. His titles included Financial Analyst, Database Analyst, Marketing Manager, and Account Executive. He spent the majority of this part of his career with two Fortune 500 companies before moving to a start-up company, ending his career as the Director of Sales for an international food manufacturing company. At the age of 48, Gabe followed his lifelong dream of becoming a Peace Officer. His work in Law Enforcement provides him with the satisfaction of helping the community that he is sworn to protect.
Gabe is the son of immigrant parents from Portugal who taught him to appreciate all America has to offer, but to never take our freedoms and rights for granted. Gabe chose to become a Retirement Board Trustee, allowing him the opportunity to use his business experience to protect and grow the assets of the pension plan that his fellow Contra Costa County employees depend on for their retirement.
Gabe earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management from Saint Mary’s College at Moraga, California and his MBA in Marketing Management from California State University, Hayward.
Art Goulet - Secretary
Art has been the Retiree Member Trustee of the Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association since 1995. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Retired Employees Association of Ventura County (REAVC), after serving in that position for more than 10 years. He also serves as the Legislative Chair for the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA) and is a member of the SACRS Legislative and Audit Committees.
He has Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Master of Public Administration Degrees, and lengthy public service at the state, city, and county levels. He retired from the position of Director of the Public Works Agency of Ventura County in 2000, after 22 ½ years in that position.
Dan McAllister - Treasurer
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 Retirement Board and will hold this position on the Board of Retirement as long as he remains in office. Prior to his election, McAllister was a financial consultant and investment broker with a major national brokerage firm.
Ray McCray - Immediate Past President
Ray McCray is a graduate of local schools in Tracy, Delta College in Stockton, Whittier College and completed certificated courses at Wharton Business School, Kellogg Business School and the Hass Business School.
Since 1995 Mr. McCray continues to serve as an elected treasurer for the City of Tracy. He is a member of the California Municipal Treasures Association. Ray was appointed by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors to serve on the County Retirement Board and was its chair for several years. Mr. McCray was elected president of the State Association of County Retirement systems and has held all executive board positions. Mr. McCray is a director of the Stockton based Merchant Services Credit Bureau, a founding board member of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin an a board member of the San Joaquin County Schools Foundation. Mr. McCray owns consulting business in Stockton where he works with Retirement Plan Advisors on institutional deferred compensation plans. Mr. McCray holds a Series 6 and 63 Securities License and a life and disability license.
Mr. McCray is a former Tracy City Councilman, Community Action Council President, Chamber of Commerce Director and 2nd Agricultural District Association Board Member. Past employment positions include 14 years in banking, several years as an Aide for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and several years as a Legislative Assistant at the California State Legislature.
Michael Bowman - Affiliate Chair
Michael A. Bowman is a relationship manager at Capital Group. He has 23 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for four years. Prior to joining Capital, he was a senior director at Invesco responsible for client service and marketing of institutional strategies. Before that, he was a managing director for Advent Capital Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas, Austin. Michael is based in San Francisco.