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Advisory Boards

Investor Board

Investor Board Co-Chair

TJ Carlson

Missouri State Employees' Retirement System

Investor Board Co-Chair

Elena Manola-Bonthond

CERN Pension Fund
Andrew Palmer

Investor Board Co-Chair

Andrew Palmer

Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

Investor Board Members

Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System
TJ Carlson (Co-Chair), CIO

CERN Pension Fund
Elena Manola-Bonthond (Co-Chair), CIO

Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Andrew Palmer (Co-Chair), CIO

Aflac Global Investments
Ksenija Jovanovic, Managing Director, Alternative Assets

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Marcus Frampton, CIO

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Mark Wojcichowsky, Portfolio Manager

Allianz Capital Partners
Worth Groome, Director

Allstate Corporation
Mark Prindiville, Chief Risk Officer

Amica Mutual Group
Susan Chung, Senior Vice President and CIO

Arch Capital Group
William Bell, CIO of Alternative Investments

Australian Retirement Trust
Michael Weaver, Head of Global Real Assets

Aware Super
Jenny Newmarch, Head of Global Private Equity

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
Waymond Harris, Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Antoine Pupin, Director

Brighthouse Financial
Maria V. Tarhanidis,
Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments

Davide Deagostino, Deputy Head, Unit X

Building Service 32BJ Funds
Antonio Rodriguez, Director of Investments

California State Teachers Retirement System
Scott Chan, Deputy CIO

Jonathan Rich, Manager, Investment Strategy

Cigna Investment Management
Edward Lewis, Senior Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investments

CSAA (AAA Insurance)
Gretchen Tai, Vice President, Investments

Dalio Family Office
Mark Baumgartner, CIO

Drexel University
Catherine Ulozas, CIO

Eli Lilly and Company
Susan M. Ridlen, CIO and Assistant Treasurer

Employees’ Retirement System of Texas
Panayiotis Lambropoulos,
Portfolio Manager— Hedge Funds

Leighton Shantz, Senior Managing Director

Equitable Insurance
Nicki Livanos, Director, Real Estate Investments

FBL Financial Group
Mark Sandbulte, Vice President Alternatives and Macro Strategy

Future Fund
Ben Samild, CIO

Alicia Gregory, Deputy CIO

Gandel Group (Single Family Office)
Ben Margow, Director of Global Investment

GE Capital, North American Life & Health
Anthony Grandolfo, CIO
General Electric

GE Investment Management Co.
Harshal Chaudhari, President and CIO

Hartford Investment Management Company
David Weber, Vice President and Portfolio Manager – Strategic Opportunitites

IBM Retirement Funds
Joseph E. Veeneman,
Investment Director, Head of Public Markets

Indiana Public Retirement System
Steve Russo, Executive Director

Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association
Daryn Miller, CIO

Liberty Mutual Investments
John Reichard, Managing Director

Lincoln Financial Group
Christopher Neczypor, Chief Financial Officer

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)
Jonathan Grabel, CIO

Esmeralda del Bosque, Acting Principal Investment Officer – Global Equities and Senior Investment Officer – Portfolio Analytics

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Jeremy Wolfson, CIO

Manulife Investment Management
Eric Menzer, Senior Managing Director and Head of Advisory Solutions

Eric Partlan, CIO

MetLife Investments
Agata Rzamek Praczuk, Director, Alternative Investments

Mount Sinai Health
Scott Pittman, SVP and CIO

Mutual of Omaha
Juan Prieto, Head of Alternative Investments

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Nationwide)
Michael Hutchinson, Investment Professional-Private Debt

Nick Smith, Investment Professional-Private Debt

New Hampshire Retirement System
Raynald Leveque, CIO

New Jersey State Division of Investment
Shoaib Khan, Director and CIO

New Mexico Investment Council
Nino Carpenito, Investment Officer

New York City Retirement System
Petya Nikolova, Deputy CIO

New York Life Investment Management
Jae Yoon, CIO

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Sander Doucette, Managing Director, Investments

New York State Common Retirement Fund
Sylvester McClearn, Director of Emerging Managers

Andrew Siwo, Director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions

New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS)
Thomas Lee, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer

Oregon State Treasury
Mike Mueller, Investment Officer, Alternatives

Pacific Life Insurance Company
James Burritt, Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investments

Edwin Ferrell, Vice President

Penn Mutual Asset Management
Trevor Williams, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Pepperdine University
Michael Nicks, Deputy CIO

PIMCO Prime Real Estate
Peggy DaSilva, Head Asset Management

Providence Health and Services
Alec Stais, CIO

Resolution Life
Leslie Vargas, Senior Portfolio Manager

Sacramento County Employees Retirement System
Steve Davis, CIO

San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association
Donald Pierce, CIO

Jake Abbott, Senior Investment Officer

San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System
Carina Coleman, CIO

School Employees Retirement System of Ohio
Paul Cheng, Senior Investment Officer, Real Assets

Selective Insurance Company
Vaibhav Kalia, VP and Head of Fixed Income

State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
Roberta Waxman-Lenz
Managing Director, International Real Estate

Teachers Retirement System of Texas
Kirk Sims, Senior Investment Officer and Head of the Emerging Manager Program

Grant Walker, Managing Director

Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation
Kathryn Gernert, Managing Director, Emerging Manager Program and Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Real Estate

Texas Tech University
Tim Barrett, Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO

Charles Van Vleet, Assistant Treasurer and CIO

The Doctors Company
T.C. Wilson, CIO

Emilia Wiener, Executive Vice President and CIO, General Account

Mike Huff, Managing Director, Head of Asset Allocation and Derivatives

TTC Pension Plan
Andrew Greene, CIO

Tulane University Investment Management Office
Julia Mord, Deputy CIO

Kent Robbins, Head of Property

University of California Regents
John Ritter, Managing Director of Real Assets

University of Michigan
Dan Feder, Senior Managing Director of Investments

Unum Group
Martha Leiper, EVP & CIO

UPS Group Trust
Robert Thompson, Senior Portfolio Manager – Credit

US Steel Corporation
Bryan Lewis, CIO

Utah Retirement Systems
Jason Morrow, Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Virginia Retirement System
Andrew Junkin, CIO

Willett Advisors
Jeff Saret, Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Asset Allocation

YMCA Retirement
Hunter Reisner, CIO

Zurich Insurance
Karyn Williams, Regional Investment Manager North America