Council of Institutional Investors

U.S. Asset Owners Advisory Council

The U.S. Asset Owners Advisory Council advises the CII board and staff on issues, trends, proposed policy development, topics and speakers for CII events and membership benefits and services. The CII Board of Directors appoints up to 20 members annually from all voting member constituencies.
The members of the U.S. Asset Owners Advisory Council for 2023-2024 are: 

Corporate Funds
Kevin Coleman, director & assistant general counsel, Discover Financial Services
Mark Preisinger, director of corporate governance, Coca-Cola
Labor Funds
Jennifer Dodenhoff, research and corporate affairs manager at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Edgar Hernandez, assistant director, Service Employees International Union
Jim Kane, senior pension specialist, National Education Association
Brandon Rees, deputy director, corporations and capital markets, AFL-CIO
Dieter Waizenegger, director, investment stewardship, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Public Funds
Jonathan Grabel, CIO, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Katie Green, deputy chief investment officer, Vermont Pension Investment Commission
Thomas Lee, executive director & CIO, New York State Teachers’ Retirement System
Kevin Lindahl, executive director, Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado
Gianna McCarthy, director, corporate governance, New York State Common Retirement System
John Mule, director of legal and policy services, Minnesota State Board of Investment (Chair)
Andrew Palmer, CIO, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Leola Ross, deputy CIO and head of ESG, Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System
Tara Stacy, director of investment stewardship, Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (Vice-chair)
Endowments, Foundations and Other Funds
Suhel Kanuga, director, investments, Casey Family Programs
Chirag Acharya, senior analyst, sustainable investment stewardship, Wespath Benefits and Investments