Our 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 Thacker
Allison K. Thacker

President; Chief Investment Officer


John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Deputy Chief Investment Officer


Cindy Melton
Cindy Melton

Chief Operating Officer

Craig Beach
Craig Beach

Managing Director, Private Investments


Joe Davidson
Joe Davidson

General Counsel


Beth Robison
Beth Robison

Investment Director, Public Equities

Ceci Arreola
Ceci Arreola

Associate Director


Darren Britt
Darren Britt

Endowment Associate


Justin Burke
Justin Burke

Minerals Manager

Kirsten Roberts
Kirsten Bujosa

Associate Director


Scott Butterfield
Scott Butterfield

Associate Director, Real Estate


Emily Chong
Emily Chong

Endowment Associate

Isaac Davidson
Isaac Davidson

Investment Analyst


Michael Diemer
Michael Diemer

Investment Associate


Megan Grotte
Megan Grotte

Department Administrator

Mina Kasrai
Mina J. Kasrai

Reporting Manager


Ron Long
Ronald E. Long

Endowment Advisor


Bianca Lopez
Bianca Lopez

Endowment Counsel and Minerals Manager

Terri Madore
Terri Madore

Executive Assistant


Amy Nelson
Amy Nelson

Endowment Counsel & Trust Manager


Claire Nelson
Claire Nelson

Associate Treasurer

Larry Perez
Larry Perez

Associate Treasurer


Garrett Rasmus
Garrett Rasmus

Investment Associate


Grant Rogers
Grant Rogers

Senior Investment Associate

Chris Schelling
Christopher Schelling

Endowment Associate


Austen Smith
Austen Smith

Investment Manager, Marketable Securities


Eiraj Sohail
Eiraj Sohail

Investment Manager, Private Investments

Laura Swanson
Laura Swanson

Executive Assistant


Sarah Toups
Sarah Toups

Division Manager


Faridah Usman
Faridah Usman

Investment Manager

Claire Vaughn
Claire Vaughn

Legal Administrator


Joshua Villegas
Joshua Villegas

Portfolio Risk Manager


Kristen Wilbanks
Kristen Wilbanks

Office Manager

Kristen Woods
Kristen Woods

Endowment Associate


Taylor Zurcher
Taylor Zurcher

Investment Manager, Natural Resources


Alan Arnold
In Memory of Alan Arnold

Managing Director, Real Estate