Brenda Shott
Assistant CEO, Finance and Internal Operations

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Brenda Shott has over 29 years of experience in public sector financial services, information technology management, program development, business process improvement, and strategic planning.

Ms. Shott joined OCERS’ Senior Executive team in 2011. Her responsibilities as the Assistant CEO, Internal Operations span several areas of the agency’s operations.  She manages the Finance, Human Resources, Operations Support Services, Information Technology, and Information Security Departments. She is responsible for all of the agency’s financial functions including, accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting.  She also oversees talent management, procurement and contracting and facilities management.  In addition, Ms. Shott leads the agency’s information technology program that aims to improve existing business processes utilizing intelligent automation and value-added technology and the information security program that protects critical business processes, data, and technology assets.

Prior to joining OCERS, Ms. Shott spent 13 years working for two joint power authorities that built and operated toll roads in Orange County, California (Transportation Corridor Agencies – TCA) In her role as TCA’s Chief Financial Officer she engineered a restructuring of $438 million in bonds that were in jeopardy of default, ensuring a stronger financial future for TCA.  Before that role, she worked for Ernst and Young as an auditor.

Ms. Shott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).