Board Members

Board Member

Robert Bianchi
Vice-Chairman, Appointed Trustee

Public Member appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Initial term start: 5/3/2016
Current term end: 12/31/2019

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors in May 2016, Trustee Bianchi has significant experience in finance and real estate including residential and commercial financial reviews, reviews of low income tax credit trusts and note documents, and as founder of the London Funding Corporation.

(805) 339-4261
Board Member

Robert Ashby
Safety Member Trustee

Safety Member appointed in lieu of election by Safety Members

Initial term start: 5/20/2019
Current term end: 12/31/2020

Mr. Ashby has worked for multiple County of Ventura departments since 1993, starting in the Auditor-Controller’s Office. In 2007, he joined the Fire Department and later became a Fire Captain. Mr. Ashby earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of La Verne and a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Northridge.

(805) 339-4261
Board Member

Steve Bennett
County Supervisor, Appointed Trustee

Public Member appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Initial term start: 1/1/2019
Current term end: 12/31/2021

Trustee Bennett serves on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, representing the citizens of District 1. Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2000, he was a teacher and high school administrator for 20 years at Nordhoff High school in Ojai.

(805) 339-4261
Board Member

Steven Hintz
County Treasurer, Ex-Officio Trustee

Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector
Ex-officio Member

Initial term start: 1/3/2011
Current term end: 03/01/2022

The Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector, and an Ex-officio Member of the Board, from 2011, Judge Hintz previously served as a Superior Court Judge from 1998 to 2009, a Municipal Court Judge from 1982 to 1998, a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney from 1975 to 1982, and a Lieutenant of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Naval Reserve (USNR) from 1971 to 1975.

Board Member

Will Hoag
Alternate Retired Member Trustee

Alternate Retired Member elected by Retired Members

Initial term start: 11/6/2005
Current term end: 12/31/2020

A retired trustee since 2005, Trustee Hoag served as a Personnel Analyst for 31 years in the County Executive Office’s Human Resource Division before retiring.

(805) 339-4261
Board Member

Ed McCombs
Appointed Trustee

Alternate Public Member appointed by the Board of Supervisors

Initial term start: 01/01/2017
Current term end: 12/31/2019

Trustee McCombs was appointed to the Board of Retirement on January 1, 2017. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, from the University of California, Berkeley in 1954 and his MBA from Golden Gate University in 1965.

(805) 339-4261
Board Member

Tracy Towner
Alternate Safety Member Trustee

Alternate Safety Member elected by Safety Members

Initial term start: 1/1/2015
Current term end: 12/31/2020

Mr. Towner was first elected by Safety members in 1998 and served multiple years as Board Chairman. He currently works for the County of Ventura as a D.A. Investigator. Trustee Towner earned a B.S. degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the 2010 Fundamentals of Money Management of the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and the 1999 Basic Principles of Pension Management sponsored by the California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS) at the Stanford University School of Business.

Board Member

Craig Winter
General Member Trustee

General Member elected by General Members

Initial term start: 1/1/2015
Current term end: 12/31/2020

Trustee Winter was elected by the County’s general members effective January 1, 2015. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Southern California and has been a Clinical Pharmacist at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) since 2009.

(805) 339-4261