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Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has appointed Sheryl Chalupa as Chair of the State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors effective immediately. Chalupa succeeds Larry Mulryan who has served on State Fund’s Board since 2009 and as Chair for the past three years. Mulryan will remain a member of the Board and chair of the Governance Committee. 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.

State Fund insures more than 130,000 California businesses. In 2013, State Fund wrote over $1.1 billion dollars in premium, making it one of the largest workers’ compensation insurers in the nation.

“I am honored to serve as chair and appreciate the confidence Governor Brown has demonstrated in me and this organization,” said Chalupa. “State Fund’s Board is focused on building a competitive company with a resourceful, creative workforce that provides fair prices and excellent service, creates stability in the market, and delivers significant value to California employers and injured workers.”