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Sheryl A. Chalupa, Chair

Sheryl Chalupa is Chair of the State Fund Board of Directors. She was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to State Fund’s Board of Directors in 2007, re-appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown in January 2014, and named Chair in March 2014.

Since 2001, Chalupa has been President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Central California overseeing the non-profit corporation’s work in Kern, King, and Southern Tulare counties. Chalupa also served as Executive Director of Girl Scouts-Joshua Tree Council between 1994 and 2001.

A native of California, Chalupa is active in her local community. She served as Chair of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce in 2011; currently serves on the boards of the California State University, Bakersfield Foundation and the Westside Energy Services and Education Center (WESTEC); and is an active member of the Bakersfield Rotary Club.

Chalupa received both her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her Masters of Public Administration from the California State University, Bakersfield. She holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is a Certified Executive with Goodwill Industries International, and is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.


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