Cindy Melton joined Rice Management Company in 2012 as Treasury Manager, and now serves as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Melton is responsible for overseeing the investment operations of the RMC, which includes investment performance analytics, due diligence, legal oversight, compliance, in addition to serving as the head of talent management. In her university role Associate Vice President for Investments and Associate Treasurer, she oversees cash management, the annual audit of endowment investments, planned giving asset investment and the treasury functions of the university and the endowment. Previously, Ms. Melton worked ten years at JPMorgan Chase, as a Vice President in the Structured Finance division, and led teams focused on the CDO industry. She holds an M.B.A. in finance, and a Bachelor degree in business, both from the University of St. Thomas.