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Executive Management

Thomas Moutes

Thomas Moutes
General Manager

Since 1983, Thomas Moutes has held a number of positions in various City departments. Joining LACERS in 2001, he served as Chief Management Analyst heading the Retirement Services Division for four years and the Administrative Services Division for a year and a half, prior to becoming the Assistant General Manager.

Li Hsi

Li Hsi
Assistant General Manager

Li Hsi was appointed to Assistant General Manager in February 2011, overseeing Administrative Services, including financial and accounting operations and office services.  Prior to becoming Assistant General Manager, he was the Division Manager of Administrative Services.  He has served as Retirement Services Division Manager and Fiscal Management Division Manager during his tenure at LACERS since July of 1998. 

Lita Payne

Lita Payne
Assistant General Manager

Lita Payne was appointed to Assistant General Manager in February 2010, where she oversees the Health Benefits Administration and Retirement Services Divisions, and Member Communications.  Joining the City in 1988, she has served the Departments of Building and Safety, Water and Power, Public Works, Fire and Police Pensions, and LACERS.



Division Managers

Karen Freire

Karen Freire
Division Manager
Retirement Services Division

Karen Freire is the Chief Benefits Analyst overseeing the Retirement Services Division. The Division provides LACERS’ members with services relating to Service Retirement, Disability Retirement, Survivor Benefits, Service Purchases, and other related retirement benefits. Prior to becoming Chief Benefits Analyst, she oversaw LACERS’ Strategic Planning and Office Services Section, which provided strategic planning coordination and administrative support to the Department.


Rodney June

Rodney June
Division Manager
Investments Division

Rodney June is LACERS’ Chief Investment Officer.  His responsibilities include: managing investment advisory, general partnerships, consultant and custodian relationships; performance evaluation, vendor selection; investment policy, investment strategy development and implementation. 


Dale Nguyen

Dale Wong Nguyen
Division Manager
Administrative Services Division

Dale Wong Nguyen is the Chief Benefits Analyst overseeing the Administrative Services Division.  The functions of the division include strategic planning, business continuity planning, fiscal management, systems, and general administration.


Rahoof “Wally” Oyewole

Rahoof “Wally” Oyewole
Departmental Audit Manager

Mr. Rahoof “Wally” Oyewole joined LACERS in July 2013 as internal audit manager.   Mr. Oyewole is responsible for the leadership and management of the new Internal Audit Section under the direction of the Board of Administration (Board) and the General Manager. 



Alex Rabrenovich

Alex Rabrenovich
Division Manager
Health Benefits Administration and Communications Division

Alex Rabrenovich is the Health Benefits Administration and Communications Division Manager, where he oversees the administration of LACERS health plans, communications, retiree benefits, and Medicare compliance program.