David Crane is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University and Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute For Economic Policy Research. He is also president and co-founder of Govern For California, a member of the State Budget Crisis Task Force co-chaired by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and former New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, and a member of the Society of Actuaries Blue Ribbon Panel formed in 2013 to explore the causes of underfunding in public pension plans. Previously he served as Special Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Regent of the University of California, and director of the California State Teachers Retirement System, the California High Speed Rail Authority, and the California Economic Development Commission. He was a partner at Babcock & Brown, a financial services company, from 1979 to 2003.
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