Board of Directors
The PenChecks® Board of Directors has extensive experience operating successful businesses and advising companies in financial services and other industries.
Mark Hovey was appointed to the PenChecks board in July 2020. In January 2018, Mr. Hovey retired as Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System (SDCERS), an $8 billion, 20,000 Member trust fund administered for the City of San Diego, the San Diego Unified Port District and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Prior to his eight-year CEO tenure, Hovey served as SDCERS’ Chief Financial Officer. Under Mr. Hovey’s guidance, SDCERS was recognized as a model of governance and operations best practices for public pension plans. He received the San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO award in 2015 and the Most Admired CFO Award in 2009.
Before joining SDCERS, Mr. Hovey held senior accounting, finance and administrative positions with manufacturing and technology companies. He began his career with Ernst & Young.
Mr. Hovey is an active community volunteer and is a Board Member (Vice Chair) of the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA). He also serves as an Advisory Board Member (Chair) of the San Diego Leadership Forum and a Board Member (Audit Committee Chair) of Youth with a Mission – San Diego/Baja. He has served as a Board Member and Chair of the California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS), Volunteers of America Southwest, and the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.