LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
As Controller during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, Chiang orchestrated ways to preserve cash to meet obligations to education and bond holders. His cash management was cited by rating agencies as a benefit to the State. Numerous ratings agencies have lauded Chiangs work.
He has led efforts to reform the States public pension systems, helped local governments navigate difficult economic times, protected Californias precious natural resources, reunited rightful owners with more than $2 billion in unclaimed cash and nearly 157 million shares of stocks and securities that had been lost or forgotten, and launched financial and tax assistance seminars for Californias working families, seniors, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Controller Chiang has also received numerous awards for his leadership and public service.
John Chiangs visit to CMC is jointly sponsored by the Athenaeum and the Rose Institute of State and Local Government.