Commissioner, San Francisco Employees' Retirement System and Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board


Leona M Bridges is a Commissioner for the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System, where she serves as chair of the deferred compensation committee. She is a former Director for the Municipal Transportation Agency and Commissioner for the San Francisco Parking Authority of the City & County of San Francisco, where she continues to serve on the Bond Oversight Committee.

For more than two decades, Ms. Bridges was a Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors (acquired by BlackRock in 2009), becoming the world’s largest asset manager of combined assets. During her career in the financial services industry, she focused on asset management as it related to global securities lending/trading, collateral management, custody services, client service, and business development. Additionally, she was responsible for establishing and maintaining civic and community relationships.

Ms. Bridges holds an MBA from Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. She established an endowed scholarship in the College of Business to support economically and educationally disadvantaged students at San Francisco State University. Ms. Bridges serves on various community and nonprofit boards. She is the recipient of many professional, community, and prestigious national awards.