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Photo of Samantha Begovich Samantha
Begovich
Chair
Elected by SDCERA
General Members
sbegovich@sdcera.org
Jun 30, 2020

Samantha Begovich was elected to the second seat on SDCERA's Board of Retirement in 2014 with 72% of the vote of active general Members. Ms. Begovich graduated from Stanford Law School, the University of California, San Diego (with distinction in Political Science/Economics.) and San Diego public schools. After graduating from Stanford, she was an Honors Program Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section in Washington, D.C. For more than 20 years, Ms. Begovich has been a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney. She has held leadership positions in many civic and educational organizations, including the San Diego Foundation, Stanford Law Society of San Diego, Access Youth Academy, Lawyers' Club, and the Stanford University Alumni Association Board of Governors. Ms. Begovich was chosen as one of 16 "2014 Movers" by the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine and as one of UCSD's "40 Stars in 40 Years."

Photo of Richard R. Tartre Richard
Tartre
Vice Chair
Appointed by County
Board of Supervisors
rtartre@sdcera.org
Jun 30, 2021
Richard Tartre is a retired Senior Vice President for Met Life, following more than 35 years in the annuity, life insurance, mutual funds and investment industries. While at MetLife, Mr. Tartre was responsible for all private client activity west of the Mississippi and served as President of the entity responsible for products of not-for-profit institutions. Mr. Tartre is a veteran and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley.
Photo of Bob Goodchild Bob
Goodchild
Secretary
Elected by SDCERA
General Members
rgoodchild@sdcera.org
June 30, 2022
Bob Goodchild was first elected to the third seat on the Board of Retirement in May 2016 by the general Members. His first three-year term began on July 1, 2016. He was re-elected to a second three-year term in May 2019, a term beginning on July 1, 2019. Mr. Goodchild graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Public Administration. Prior to coming to the County of San Diego, he worked in the automotive industry. He currently works for the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency as a Human Services Specialist where he reviews cases for benefit eligibility determination. Mr. Goodchild is a member of the San Diego County Latino Employees Association and enjoys traveling within the U.S.
Photo of MarK Hovey Mark
Hovey
Appointed by County
Board of Supervisors
mhovey@sdcera.org
June 30, 2022
Mark Hovey was appointed to the SDCERA Board of Retirement for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2019. In January 2018, Mr. Hovey retired as Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System (SDCERS), an $8 billion, 20,000 Member trust fund administered for the City of San Diego, the San Diego Unified Port District and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Prior to his eight-year CEO tenure, Hovey served as SDCERS' Chief Financial Officer. Under Mr. Hovey's guidance, SDCERS was recognized as a model of governance and operations best practices for public pension plans. He received the San Diego Business Journal's Most Admired CEO award in 2015 and the Most Admired CFO Award in 2009.

Before joining SDCERS, Mr. Hovey held senior accounting, finance and administrative positions with manufacturing and technology companies. He began his career with Ernst & Young.

Mr. Hovey is an active community volunteer and is currently an Advisory Board Member of the San Diego Leadership Forum. He has served as a Board Member and Chair of the California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS), the Volunteers of America ‑ Southwest, and the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.

Photo of Dianne Jacob Dianne
Jacob
Appointed by County
Board of Supervisors
djacob@sdcera.org

Dec 31, 2019
First appointed to the Board of Retirement in 2004, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob was elected Board Chair in July 2016, the first woman to serve in that role. In 2016, Ms. Jacob was re-elected to a historic 7th term on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Ms. Jacob, a former public school teacher and school board member, represents the County's 2nd District on the Board of Supervisors, which includes more than 620,000 people living in the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Santee, Poway and San Diego, along with Julian, Dehesa, Ramona, Jamul and other unincorporated communities.
Photo of Dan McAllister Dan
McAllister
 
County Treasurer-Tax
Collector. Member
mandated by law while holding this position.
dmcallister@sdcera.org
Holds office during incumbency

 
Dan McAllister was elected to the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector by the general public in November 2002 and took office in December 2002. He occupies the first seat on the Board of Retirement and will hold this position as long as he remains in office. Prior to his election, Mr. McAllister was a financial consultant and investment broker with a major national brokerage firm.
Photo of Skip Murphy Skip
Murphy
Elected by SDCERA
Retired Members
smurphy@sdcera.org
Jun 30, 2020
Skip Murphy retired in March 2003 as a Captain in the San Diego Sheriff's Department after a nearly 38-year career in County public service. He was first elected to the Board of Retirement in 1983. Since then, he has served as a Trustee for more than 20 years as both an active and retired Member. Mr. Murphy has served 12 terms as Board Chair.
Photo of Dick Vortmann Dick
Vortmann
Appointed by County
Board of Supervisors
dvortmann@sdcera.org

Jun 30, 2020
Appointed to the Board of Retirement in November 2010, Mr. Vortmann led the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for 22 years as president, CEO and chairman. During his tenure at NASSCO, a multibillion-dollar shipbuilding and ship repair company, Mr. Vortmann oversaw the organization's defined benefit and defined contribution plans for thousands of employees. Mr. Vortmann previously served as a Trustee on the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System and two endowment investment committees.
The Board of Retirement's Seventh Seat represented by an elected Safety Member is currently vacant. An election is pending. Until an election is held, Alternate Trustee Tim Hancock will fill the seat.


Alternate Board Members
Photo of Tim Hancock Tim
Hancock
Elected by SDCERA Safety Members
thancock@sdcera.org
Dec 31, 2019
Tim Hancock was elected to the Board of Retirement in January 2011 and was re-elected to his third three-year term in January 2017. Mr. Hancock began his career with the Probation Department in 1996. He has worked a variety of assignments working with juveniles and adults and is currently a Division Chief leading the juvenile supervision division. He also has served on the board of the San Diego County Probation Officers' Association as a Director, Vice President and President.
Photo of Susan Mallett Susan
Mallett
Elected by SDCERA Retired Members
smallett@sdcera.org
Jun 30, 2020
Susan Mallett is the alternate Trustee elected to the Board of Retirement effective July 2017. Ms. Mallett retired in November 2006 after 24 years of service with the San Diego County Probation Department. When she retired, Ms. Mallett was the Deputy Chief of Juvenile Institutions responsible for approximately one-third of the Probation Department's employees. Ms. Mallett served as a director and as president of the Board of the Retired Employees of San Diego County. She is a proud alumna of San Diego State University, where she earned her bachelor and masters degrees in Psychology and Counseling.