From LARFPA President Jim Mateer:
LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL APPROVES JOSEPH SALAZAR AS GENERAL MANAGER OF LOS ANGELES FIRE AND POLICE PENSIONS
During the full city council meeting, Joseph Salazar was approved as the new General Manager of the Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions (LAFPP).
On January 19, 2023, the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners announced the selection of Joseph Salazar as the permanent General Manager, following a nationwide executive recruitment process that began in June 2022. The selection was contingent upon the approval of the city council.
Joseph has over 20 years of experience working in the City’s retirement systems, including almost 15 years with LAFPP. He served as Assistant General Manager for the Pensions Division, overseeing all member service functions from April 2011 until his interim appointment in September 2022.
A separate search for the Chief Investment Officer will commence now that Joseph has been confirmed as the permanent General Manager. Tom Lopez, who retired in 2021 after more than 40 years of service with LAFPP, returned to serve as the interim Chief Investment Officer until a permanent appointment is made.
The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Retired Fire & Police Association congratulates Joseph, and we are looking forward to a cooperative and positive atmosphere moving forward.