Our April 2014 Speaker – County Treasurer – Tax Collector Dan McAllister

mcallisterDan McAllister was elected San Diego County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector in November 2002 and reelected to his third term in June 2010 by an overwhelming 78% majority of the vote. Not only is he responsible for the collection of more than $4.5 billion in property taxes each year, but his office also manages the investment of nearly $7.4 billion in the County’s Investment Pool, ensuring that these funds are wisely invested and safeguarded for entities such as the school districts and cities in the County. Since assuming office, he has worked extensively to improve customer service, enhance communications and outreach initiatives, and has made numerous operational improvements. He is also a strong advocate for diversity. This is reflected in his staff, which encompasses professionals from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Dan also serves as a member of the San Diego County Employees Retirement
Association, which manages investments approximately $9.1 billion. Additionally,
he is a former chairman of the Board of Directors of the internationally recognized
San Diego Convention Center Corporation. Prior to his election as San Diego
County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Dan was a successful financial consultant and
investment broker.
Dan contributes considerable time and resources to community service, such as
serving as Chair of the San Diego Unified School District’s Special Audit and
Finance Committee and is a participating member of the Board of Directors of the
Jackie Robinson YMCA. He currently serves as President of the Board of Mental
Health America San Diego. McAllister’s community service commitment dates back
to his Peace Corps stint in the Western Pacific Country of Micronesia.
A second-generation San Diegan, Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree (BA) from
California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s degree in Business
Administration (MBA) from United States International University. He has also
completed executive education programs in portfolio concepts and management at
Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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