LAFPP Board Appoints Interim General Manager – Joseph Salazar

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Earlier this year, LAFPP General Manager Ray Ciranna announced his intent to retire at the end of September 2022.  To ensure a seamless transition of leadership for the Department, the Board appointed Joseph (“Joe”) Salazar as the Interim General Manager, effective September 25, 2022. 

Joe has over 20 years of experience working in the City’s retirement systems, including almost 15 years with LAFPP.  He has served as Assistant General Manager for the Pensions Division, overseeing all member service functions, from April 2011 until his new appointment.  Chief Benefits Analyst Gregory Mack will serve as Acting Assistant General Manager – Pensions Division, during this period.

Joe shared, “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the members and beneficiaries of the LAFPP plan.  I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Board, our staff, and all stakeholders, focusing on our core mission to advance the health and retirement security of our members.”

An executive recruitment search for a permanent General Manager began on June 16, 2022.  The Board plans to have the recruitment process completed by the end of the calendar year and the permanent General Manager in place by early 2023.  A separate search for the Chief Investment Officer will commence once the permanent General Manager is appointed.  Kristy Nguyen, Investment Officer III, is serving as the Acting Chief Investment Officer until that time.

We will continue to keep all members informed of the Board’s actions and the status of the executive recruitment process.