MEET CCCERA’S NEW CEO
Gail Strohl comes to the organization with extensive experience and plenty of passion
Along with a strong financial background and years working in public sector retirement systems, Gail Strohl brings a wealth of unbridled enthusiasm to her new position as CEO of the Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association.
“I’m excited to be here,” Strohl said. “I look forward to working with the great staff at CCCERA and expect to see wonderful things happening.”
Strohl began her tenure at CCCERA on July 14 after serving as administrator for the City of Phoenix Employees’ Retirement System. Prior to her time in Arizona, Strohl was accounting manager for the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association.
“At the end of the day, we all want to come to work and feel as if we are making a difference,” Strohl said. “What we do here is crucial in the lives of thousands of people. It’s important we work as a team to accomplish our important work and truly help the people we serve.”
She is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English. Strohl received her MBA in Finance from California State University, East Bay. She is a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO).
As a member of CCCERA, you are investing in your most valuable asset, your future. Whether you are beginning your working life or have extensive public service, contributions to your CCCERA retirement account ensure financial security that will benefit you (and in some cases, your survivors) long after you complete your career.
CCCERA is a "defined benefit" retirement plan. This means your future retirement benefit is not based on how much you and your employer contribute, investment returns, or other factors that could cause your pension value to fluctuate.
Defined benefit pensions are based on a formula set by law, in this case the County Employees' Retirement Act of 1937, which was adopted by Contra Costa County in 1945. The Association is administered by the Board of Retirement to provide service retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits to County employees and 16 other participating agencies.
We invite you to explore your membership benefits through this website, our publications, or Group Counseling program. CCCERA staff is also available to answer your questions by telephone Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The office is closed between Noon and 12:30 p.m. for lunch.)