A local officer of Planned Parenthood has some new planning to do — as the newest member of the board that manages America’s second-largest public pension fund.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday named Vargas, 43, to the 12-member California State Teachers’ Retirement System Board of Directors.
Vargas has been vice president of community and government relations at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest since 2009, said a news release.
Vargas is vice president of the Southwestern Community College District Governing Board and chair of the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality Board of Directors.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.
She was executive director at the Latino Issues Forum from 2007 to 2009, consultant at Nora Vargas Consulting from 2005 to 2007, founding director at the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs from 2004 to 2005 and vice president of governmental and political affairs at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties from 2001 to 2004.
She served as legislative relations specialist at San Diego State University from 2000 to 2001 and was a consultant at Kaufman Campaign Consultants from 1998 to 1999.
Earlier, she was confidential assistant at the U.S. Selective Service System from 1997 to 1998.
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