OurĀ Team

Our Investments and Endowment Operations teams bring decades of investment management expertise across diversified industries and financial specialties. Through disciplined research and due diligence, we assess and pursue investment strategies that are aligned with the long-term risk/reward profile of the endowment.

Allison K. Thacker
Allison K. Thacker

President; Chief Investment Officer


Cindy Melton
Cindy Melton

Chief Operating Officer


John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Managing Director, Natural Resources; Public Equities

Carmen Thompson
Carmen Thompson

Managing Director, Hedge Funds


Craig Beach
Craig Beach

Managing Director, Private Investments

Ceci Arreola
Ceci Arreola

Head of Portfolio and Asset Management


Colton Beardmore
Colton Beardmore

Senior Associate, Real Estate


Darren Britt
Darren Britt

Endowment Associate

Justin Burke
Justin Burke

Minerals Manager


Scott Butterfield
Scott Butterfield

Investment Manager, Real Estate


Sarah Cepeda
Sarah Cepeda

Division Administrator

Emily Chong
Emily Chong

Endowment Associate


Joe Davidson
Joe Davidson

Sr. Associate General Counsel Rice University; General Counsel of the Rice Management Company (RMC)


Samuel Dike
Sam Dike

Manager | Strategic Initiatives

Lindsay Farish
Lindsay Farish

Investment Associate


Bryson Grover
Bryson Grover

Investment Manager, Real Estate Development


Erica Henning
Erica Henning

Senior Director, Real Estate Operations

Scott Irby
Scott Irby

Associate Investment Manager, Direct Real Estate


Mina Kasrai
Mina J. Kasrai

Reporting Manager


Jessica Kong
Jessica Kong

Treasury Operations Associate

Morgan Lera
Morgan Lera

Investment Manager, Asset Management


Ryan LeVasseur
Ryan LeVasseur

Managing Director - Direct Real Estate


David Levin
David Levin

Senior Investment Associate

Ronald E. Long
Ronald E. Long

Endowment Advisor


Bianca Lopez
Bianca Lopez

Minerals Manager


Amina Matin
Amina Matin

Investment Analyst

Megan Medlin
Megan Medlin

Department Administrator


Amanda Morrow
Amanda Morrow

Human Resources Business Partner


Amy Nelson
Amy Nelson

Trust Manager

Claire Nelson
Claire Nelson

Associate Treasurer


Larry Perez
Larry Perez

Associate Treasurer


George Randt
George Randt

Investment Associate

Kirsten Roberts
Kirsten Roberts

Investment Manager


Jordan Rueter
Jordan Rueter

Real Estate Finance Associate


Christopher Schelling
Christopher Schelling

Endowment Associate

Austen Smith
Austen Smith

Investment Manager, Marketable Securities


Alan Arnold
In Memory of Alan Arnold

Managing Director, Real Estate