CalPers hires Terry Bridges to develop pension technology platform

Source: California Public Employees' Retirement System

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced it has appointed Terry C. Bridges as the project manager for the development of the pension fund's consolidated pension information system - the engine used to manage member and employer pension enrollment, contribution and benefit information.

Bridges is a seasoned information technology professional with more than 28 years of experience in the technology field. He will lead a team of more than 250 information technology professionals including Accenture L.L.P., the contractor selected to develop the system.

Bridges will be responsible for all activities associated with completion of the project ensuring successful design, development and implementation of the system that will replace CalPERS 30-year old pension systems. He will report to Teri Bennett, Assistant Executive Officer for CalPERS Information Technology Services Branch.

"Terry has been a leader in the information technology services field working on some of the State's largest technology projects," said Bennett. "I'm confident that his experience will serve us well on this project and ensure that we build a faster, more reliable and more cost effective system for our members and employers."

Bridges currently serves as Chief of CalPERS Innovation Services Division - an organization that oversees information technology architecture, governance, project management, engineering, and data and security administration for CalPERS programs.

Prior to joining CalPERS last year, Bridges spent the majority of his career at the State Controller's Office, rising through the ranks to assume a number of information technology management positions. Most recently, he served as Chief of Technology Operations for the State of California's 21st Century Project, where he was responsible for implementing a solution for the State's human resources and payroll services.

Bridges holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Lassen College, and has completed project management, computer science and leadership certificate programs from the University of California, Davis, Sacramento City College and Los Rios College.

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