Founding Board Member & Co-chair Maeley L. Tom


Maeley Tom, currently serves as the President of the California State Personnel Board. She previously served on the CalPERS Board from 2005 – 2007 and part of 2009. While serving on the CalPERS Board, Ms. Tom served on the Investment and Benefits and Program Administration Committees and served as the diversity advisor to the President of the CalPERS Board. She also served as a special consultant to the California State Controller John Chiang and was instrumental in helping the State Controller launch his Corporate Board Diversity initiative.

Ms. Tom spent 20 years in the California State Legislature serving as Chief Administrative Officer of the California Assembly under Speaker Willie L. Brown Jr. and Chief of Staff to the California State Senate President pro Tem, David Roberti. She also served as the Director of the California Senate Office of Asian Pacific Affairs.

Ms. Tom was selected by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the Advisory committee on Women's Business Ownership. President Clinton appointed her to serve on the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Prep com Conference on Women in 1995. She was a former member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee from 1989 – 1997 and served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. She was an advisory board member to the California Senate Subcommittee on Asian Trade and served on Governor Gray Davis Diversity Task Force before he appointed her to the California State Personnel Board, the governing board that oversees the California civil service system.

A former political columnist for Asian Week and a former producer and host of the Central Valley Channel 40 "Facets' television series, Ms. Tom is also the founding president of the California Asian Pacific Legislative Caucus Institute and co-founder of AAAIM.

Ms. Tom is a graduate of the California State University of San Francisco.