Shari L. Freidenrich, CPA


Orange County Treasurer – Tax Collector
Ex-Officio Member

Shari Freidenrich was originally elected as Orange County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector in November 2010 after serving as the Treasurer for the City of Huntington Beach since 1996.

She brings extensive experience to the OCERS Board of Retirement, including 15 years of public service managing that city’s finances, investment portfolio and serving as a trustee on the City’s Supplemental Pension Board.

As County Treasurer, she is responsible for overseeing the county’s $6 billion investment pool.

Prior to her work with the City of Huntington Beach, Shari was the Controller for McDonnell Douglas Travel Company, a division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing Corporation) from 1994 to 1996. She also worked for McDonnell Douglas Corporation as an Auditing Specialist from 1988 to 1994. She started her career with Deloitte & Touche, an international accounting firm in both their Seattle and Costa Mesa offices, and left as a manager in 1988.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Washington State University in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Shari is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified California Municipal Treasurer (CCMT), Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA) and Certified Public Finance Investment Manager (CPFIM). Shari and her husband Clive live in Huntington Beach.