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The Council of Institutional Investors is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are deeply committed to good corporate governance and investor protection. The 15 directors represent public, union and corporate employee benefit funds across the country.

Board Officers  
Theresa Whitmarsh Chair: Theresa Whitmarsh
Executive Director
Washington State Investment Board
Co-Chair: Dave Donlin
Assistant General Counsel
Treasurer: Dale Johnson
Investment Officer
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Co-Chair: Jennifer O'Dell
Assistant Director
LIUNA Staff and Affiliates Pension Fund
John Abraham Secretary: John Abraham
Co-Director, Center for Workers’ Benefits and Capital Strategies Research and Strategic Initiatives Department
American Federation of Teachers Pension Plan
Co-Chair: Gregory Smith
Executive Director
Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association
Non-Officer Board Members
Carol Nolan Drake Vonda Brunsting
Director, Capital Stewardship Program
Service Employees International Union
Michael Garland
Assistant Comptroller for Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
New York City Pension Funds
Trevor Gunderson
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
General Mills
John Keenan
Corporate Governance Analyst
AFSCME Employees Pension Plan
Carol Nolan Drake Aeisha Mastagni
Portfolio Manager
California State Teachers’ Retirement System
TerriJo Saarela TerriJo Saarela
Director of Corporate Governance
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Anne Simpson Anne Simpson
Senior Portfolio Manager
California Public Employees’ Retirement System
Melissa Waller
Deputy Treasurer Chief of Staff
North Carolina Retirement Systems
Ash Williams
Executive Director & CIO
Florida State Board of Administration