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Richard C. Ferlauto

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Director, Corporate Governance and Pension Investment
Washington, DC, USA


Richard Ferlauto is the director of Corporate Governance and Public Pension Programs for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) where he is responsible for representing public employee interests in public retirement and benefit systems.  AFSCME represents over 1.6 million public sector workers in 48 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  AFSCME members have more than $1 trillion dollars in assets as participants in over 150 public pension systems.

Mr. Ferlauto is a well-known shareholder activist and media commentator on corporate governance issues. He was recently named by Directorship Magazine as one of the most influential corporate governance activists and has been featured in Institutional Investor magazine. He is a sought after speaker and is a frequent commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and the Nightly Business Report.

He is founder and Chairman of ShareOwners.org a nonprofit nonpartisan organizations that represents the interests of retail shareholders. He also is a director of CERES, a leading investor and environmental organization. Prior to joining AFSCME, Mr. Ferlauto was the Managing Director of Proxy Voter Services/ISS, which provides proxy advisory, services to Taft-Hartley and public fund plan sponsors. Mr. Ferlauto was a consultant with the AFL-CIO where he helped launch the Office of Investment and its corporate governance program. Mr. Ferlauto worked for the Center for Policy Alternatives, a nonprofit public policy think tank, serving as Policy Director from 1993-1996. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.
   

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