Claire Nelson joined Rice University in 1989 as Associate Vice President for Investments and Associate Treasurer and was also named a Vice President of the Rice Management Company when it was formed in 2009. Ms. Nelson has handled numerous endowment matters including: asset allocation and endowment policy; investment manager selections/monitoring/terminations; investment performance and reporting; endowment spending and budgeting; charitable trust management and administration; treasury, custody and cash management. Prior to joining Rice University, Ms. Nelson was a financial auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. working with clients in the Not-for-Profit Education and Healthcare sectors, and public companies in the consumer products and oilfield services industries. Ms. Nelson is a graduate of Rice University with Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Ms. Nelson became a CPA in 1984 but no longer maintains her license.