Anne Sheehan, Former CalSTRS Director of Corporate Governance, joins PJT Partners as Senior Advisor
PJT Camberview, a business group of PJT Partners LP, is pleased to announce that Anne Sheehan, former California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Director of Corporate Governance and current Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Investor Advisory Committee, will join the company as a Senior Advisor.
“Anne Sheehan is one of the leading voices of corporate governance and we are excited to have her join our team as a Senior Advisor,” said Abe M. Friedman, Head of PJT Camberview. “Anne’s deep experience as an investor and governance professional will enhance our ability to provide companies with a comprehensive range of advice and services and deliver valuable insight into the evolving investor landscape.”
From 2008 until earlier this year, Ms. Sheehan was the first and sole person to hold the position of CalSTRS Director of Corporate Governance. At CalSTRS, Ms. Sheehan oversaw the team responsible for all corporate governance activities, including company engagements, filing of shareholder resolutions and proxy voting activities in addition to managing $4 billion placed with activist managers.
During this time, she served two terms as the Chair of the Council of Institutional Investors, was a board member of the NASDAQ Listing Council and a member of the International Corporate Governance Network. She is a founder of the Investor Stewardship Group, serves on the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware and chairs the SEC Investor Advisory Committee. She has been named one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance by Directorship magazine.
“As an investor, I saw firsthand how important it is for issuers to build and maintain relationships with their shareholders. The PJT Camberview team has an unparalleled breadth of knowledge and experience across governance, activism and sustainability and I look forward to working with them to help companies achieve success with their investors,” Ms. Sheehan said.
Prior to her role leading corporate governance at CalSTRS, Ms. Sheehan served a four-year term with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Chief Deputy Director for Policy at the California Department of Finance. During this time, she also served on the board of directors of both CalSTRS and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Ms. Sheehan previously served as Secretary of California’s State and Consumer Affairs Agency under Governor Pete Wilson. At age 29, she was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs in the Department of Energy. She was the youngest person to hold such a high-level position in the Reagan Administration.
About PJT Camberview
PJT Camberview, the corporate governance and shareholder engagement practices group of PJT Partners LP (“PJT Partners”), is a leading provider of investor-led advice to public companies on engagement and shareholder relations, activism and contested situations, sustainability and complex corporate governance matters. PJT Camberview helps its clients succeed by providing unique insight into investors’ perspectives on long-term value creation, interpreting the evolving governance landscape and creating proactive strategies to stay ahead of investor challenges.
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