Chair of the Board of Governors
Evelyn Dilsaver was executive vice president of Charles Schwab and president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management 2003-2007. Under her leadership, within four years Schwab built a motivated and highly functional team, significantly enhanced existing distribution and created new distribution capabilities to grow from $137 billion to $210 billion in assets annually.
Dilsaver has worked in several senior management roles for more than 30 years since leaving Ernst & Whinney, a public accounting firm, where she was a senior manager. She has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the San Francisco Business Times’ “100 Most Influential Business Women” award from 2006 to 2010, "Forever Influential" in 2011, Most Inspiring Director 2014, and Most Inspiring in 2017. She was also named one of the Filipina Women’s Network’s "100 Most Influential Filipinas in the U.S." in 2011, and Cal State East Bay Distinguished Alumna of the Year in 2008 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2016.
Dilsaver is frequently invited to speak at leadership conferences and board of director symposiums, including the National Association of Corporate Directors, and Women Corporate Directors. Dilsaver has served on several public and private boards. In addition to the public company boards of Tempur Sealy and Health Equity, she serves on the private boards of Blue Shield of California, on Protiviti, a global consulting firm, and Bailard Real Estate Fund. She is incoming chair of the board for Blue Shield Foundation and also serves on the nonprofit boards of Cal State East Bay Foundation and Women Corporate Directors.
Dilsaver spent the first 17 years of her career in audit and finance positions as controller for a bank and for Charles Schwab, and as chief financial officer for U.S. Trust, a wealth management firm. She graduated from Cal-State East Bay (Hayward) with a degree in accounting and is a CPA. Dilsaver is also a graduate of Stanford’s Senior Executive Program.