About Dan McAllister

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Dan McAllister has served San Diego County residents as the County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector since 2002. He was re-elected to his sixth term in June 2022. Dan oversees the collection of more than $8 billion in property taxes each year, the management of over $17 billion in the County’s Investment Pool, and the administration of the County’s over $1.5 billion deferred contribution program. Since assuming office, he has worked extensively to improve customer service, enhance communications, and outreach initiatives, and ensure the fiscal stability of the treasury. Under his direction, his office collected over 70% of property tax payments electronically while maintaining a 99% collection rate. He is also a strong advocate for diversity, a value reflected in his staff that comes from all walks of life and backgrounds. 

As part of his duties, Dan serves as a member of the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA), which manages more than $10 billion of investments; he also serves on the board of CalTRUST, which has a portfolio of $2.8 billion, and is president of the State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS). Dan is a former board of directors’ chair of the internationally recognized San Diego Convention Center Corporation. Prior to his election as San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Dan was a successful financial consultant and investment broker.

Dan contributes considerable time and resources to community service. He serves as Chair of the San Diego Unified School District’s Special Audit and Finance Committee, and he is a participating member of the Boards of Directors of the Jackie Robinson YMCA; the New Americans Museum, San Diego; and the Kim Center for Social Balance. He also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, San Diego. Dan’s strong commitment and involvement in the community date back to his service as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Western Pacific country of Micronesia.

A second-generation San Diegan, Dan has completed executive education programs in portfolio concepts and management at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree (BA) from California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from United States International University.