S4, E11 – Introducing The Two PORAC-Endorsed CalPERS Candidates (feat. Board Incumbent Margaret Brown and Nominee Tiffany Moran)

On this episode of On the Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz invite in CalPERS Board incumbent Margaret Brown and nominee Tiffany Moran, who are both candidates for two CalPERS board seats. Marvel and Kurtz discuss the importance of CalPERS, their seats, and why PORAC endorses their nominations.

Brown is currently up for re-election while Moran would be serving her first term if elected.

Elections are currently open. Cast your ballots by September 27, 2021.

Margaret Brown’s Profile

(Provided by CalPERS)

Margaret Brown is serving her first term on the CalPERS Board of Administration.

She is retired from the Business Services division of the Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD), where she was director of facilities, responsible for the planning, funding, and construction of large-scale capital projects. Under her leadership in capital planning and energy stewardship, the district received a Zero Net Energy Schools Leadership Award from the New Buildings Institute.

Over the course of her 30-year career, Margaret administered billions of dollars in school capital program expenditures for school construction and rehabilitation, real estate acquisition, and property management. She managed financial records for review by boards, state auditors, and independent citizen oversight committees.

In the past, she served on the board of directors for the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, a non-profit founded in 1978 to advocate for K-12 facilities funding and improve school facilities in California. In addition, she chaired the Facilities Professional Council for the California Association of School Business Officials.

Margaret earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside, and holds business and real estate degrees from Chaffey College.


Tiffany Moran’s Profile

(Provided by Tiffany4CalPERS.com)

“My name is Tiffany Emon-Moran, and I seek your vote to the CalPERS Board to ensure the longevity and stability, of our retirement system. My goal is to provide efficacy while strengthening financial health and diversity. As a member of the Board, I will be a voice of reason and common sense, and an advocate that shows compassion and determination for those I serve.”

Moran retired from the San Bernardino Police Department in 2017 as a detective assigned to financial crimes. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is in progress on an additional degree in accounting and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Presently, Moran work for a Southern California law firm.

Despite being a retired member, the passion to continue to be of service remains. Moran is confident that her education and experience in complex financial investigations will be beneficial to the CalPERS Board and its members. The sustainability of CalPERS is important. As an elected board member, Moran will make sound decisions with an eye toward future goals.

“Members place their trust in CalPERS, and I want to be a central component of that trust.”