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The Honorable John Chiang
Co-Chair, California Forward
Former California State Treasurer
John Chiang serves as a member of the board of directors of Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMEH), and Aegis Systems. In addition, he serves on the corporate advisory boards of Faraday Future, Pasadena Private Finance, Calyx Peak and Adept Urban.
From 2015 until 2018, John Chiang served as California’s 33rd State Treasurer. As the state’s banker, he oversaw trillions of dollars in annual transactions, managed a $75 billion investment portfolio and was the nation’s largest issuer of municipal bonds.
Prior to being elected Treasurer, Chiang served as State Controller from 2007 through 2014. During the Great Recession, he took steps to preserve cash to meet obligations to education and bond holders. His cash management decisions - which included delaying payments and issuing IOUs - were instrumental in keeping the state’s credit rating from plunging into junk status, and his actions saved taxpayers millions of dollars.
Additionally, Chiang aggressively used his audit programs to identify more than $9.5 billion of fraud, waste and abuse in government programs, the most by any Controller in California’s history.
In 1998, he was elected to California’s Board of Equalization and served two terms, including three terms as Chair.
Chiang served as an USC Center for the Political Future Fellow, Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow and Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellow.
John Chiang serves as Co-Chair of California Forward, member of the Board of Councilors at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Chief Financial Officer of C100, treasurer of the California State Guard Foundation and advisory board member of the Matsui Center at the University of California, Berkeley.
Chiang graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a degree in finance and received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.