The chair of the investment committee of Calpers, the world's largest pension fund, is the luncheon speaker for Innovation&Equity16: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in San Francisco at the African-American Art & Culture Complex. They will honor Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame member Roy L. Clay Sr., whose fault-tolerant computer innovation spawned the first big IPO, Tandem Computers, in the 1960s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQrkgyArV5k&feature=youtu.be
Henry Jones retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1998 as chief financial officer overseeing the $7 billion annual budget. He also headed the Annuity Reserve Fund Board overseeing the pension fund for 7,000 schoolteachers and administrators. Mr. Jones serves as a personnel commissioner for the Los Angeles Community College District. He has also served as state finance chair for the Association of California Schools Administrators; treasurer for the National Council of Institutional Investors (CII); and chairman of the Schools Federal Credit Union. Mr. Jones is a member of the governing board of the Robert Toigo Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages minorities and women to pursue careers in finance. Mr. Jones is a member of the board of directors of Community Partners, a nonprofit organization that works with social entrepreneurs, grant makers and civic leaders to design solutions, foster, launch, and sustain powerful initiatives for change.
Mr. Jones serves on the board of the Pacific Pension Institute, an educational organization that assists pension funds, corporations, financial institutions, and endowments worldwide with carrying out their fiduciary responsibilities, especially with respect to Asia and the Pacific region. Mr. Jones served as a CalPERS representative of the Advisory Council of California All, a nonprofit organization focused on closing the achievement gap from preschool to professional careers in law, financial services, and technology. Mr. Jones served as a business development executive for IBM Business Consulting Services and principal consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Jones also served as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. Mr. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from California State University, Los Angeles.