Board of Trustees

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Richard Averett
831-308-1508
raverett@rgs.ca.gov

Board Chair and Executive Committee Member, 401a and 457b Trusts
Regional Government Services Authority

Richard Averett has been Executive Director of Regional Government Services (RGS), a Joint Powers Authority serving other public agencies, since 2002. The Authority was founded to help public agencies share services and expertise, and have assisted almost three hundred other public agencies throughout the California and beyond. RGS is a founding member of the California Public Agency STARS (Self-Directed Tax-Advantaged Retirement System), two statewide trusts for 401(a) and 457(b) services. These trusts have been established to provide Deferred Comp/Defined Contribution services to public agency employees.
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Joseph Chan

Executive Committee Member, 401a and 457b Trusts
Public Agency CFO, retired

Joseph Chan is currently a member of the STARS Board of Trustees and has been serving as Secretary of the Board since inception of the trusts in September 2009. He retired from the Association of Bay Area Governments in 2009 after serving 26 years as Finance Director/CFO of the agency. In his retirement, Joseph continues to be professionally active by offering pro-bono management services to non-profit organizations.He is active in philanthropy in support of various societal causes. Joseph is a Certified Public Accountant (certificate inactive), and holds current memberships in the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. He studied business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with an MBA degree.
Janet Beaugh

Janet Beaugh

Executive Committee Member, 401a and 457b Trusts
Regional Government Services Authority

Janet joined RGS in 2015 and serves as the Human Resources Manager.   She manages the day-to-day operations of the Authority’s internal human resources and payroll functions.   Janet has over ten years of Human Resources experience in the public sector industry as a generalist and manager.  Janet has a Master’s degree in Counseling and is a nationally certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).   Some of Janet’s areas of interest and experience include employee and labor relations, management coaching, performance improvement, benefits administration and payroll supervision.
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Araceli Fierro

Executive Committee Member, 401a and 457b Trusts
Transbay Joint Powers Authority

Araceli Fierro joined the TJPA in September 2008 following a long career with Redwood City, where she started as an account clerk and was successively promoted ultimately to senior accountant.  Ms. Fierro also served briefly as Assistant Controller at the Presidio Trust.  Originally hired as TJPA’s Financial & Systems Accountant, Ms. Fierro took on the additional role of HR Analyst in 2015; she was promoted to Finance Manager in December 2019.

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