Sheryl Pressler is an investment and strategy consultant based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Pressler is the former Chief Executive Officer of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, Inc.
Prior to joining Lend Lease, Ms. Pressler was the Chief Investment Officer of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest pension fund. While at CalPERS, Ms.Pressler was responsible for the investing of a $172 billion portfolio of stocks, bonds, private equity, and real estate.
Prior to joining CalPERS, she was Director of Retirement Funds Management for McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now part of Boeing).
Ms. Pressler has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Richard L. Stoddard Award presented by the National Association of State Investment Officers (NASIO) in recognition of “Outstanding Contributions to the Investment of Public Funds,” and the Annual Bob Toigo Award which recognizes important contributions to the pension and investment community from a plan sponsor. She has also been named as one of the “50 Smartest Women in the Money Business” by Money for Women magazine, and named to the “List of the Next CEOs” to run a Fortune 1000 company by Working Women magazine.
Ms. Pressler currently serves on the board of directors of Centerra Gold and the Voya Mutual Funds. She has served on board of directors of Nuevo Energy, Stillwater Mining Company, the Robert A. Toigo Foundation, and the California HealthCare Foundation. She was a member advisory committee of Sterling Capital Partners Buyout Fund I. Ms. Pressler received a BA in philosophy from Webster University and her MBA from Washington University.
Mr. Siegel was Director of Investment Policy Research at the Ford Foundation in New York, where he worked from 1994 until his retirement in 2009. Before that, he was a managing director of Ibbotson Associates, an investment consulting firm that he helped to establish in 1979.
Mr. Siegel chairs the investment committee of the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe and serves on the investment committee of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He also serves as an advisor to the boards or investment committees of numerous other organizations, and was a trustee of Oberweis Emerging Growth Fund.
Additionally, Mr. Siegel is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Portfolio Management, the AIMR Research Foundation, and the Journal of Investing. He was the founding editor of Investment Policy Magazine and is a member of the program committee of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (the Q Group).
Mr. Siegel received his BA in urban studies from the University of Chicago in 1975, and his MBA in finance from the same institution in 1977.