Richard Santos
Interim Retirement Administrator


Mr. Santos joined VCERA as the Interim Retirement Administrator in August 2023. He previously served as the Executive Director at the Stanislaus County Employees’ Retirement Association (StanCERA) for more than 11 years before retiring in January 2023. Prior to joining StanCERA, he worked as a Senior Pension Actuary for the nation’s largest defined benefit pension plan, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), for nearly 16 years.

He is an Associate in the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Chair of the State Controller’s Office’s Retirement Advisory Committee, and a member of the University of the Pacific’s Actuarial Science Advisory Board.