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Mary L. Cahill

Vice President of Investments and Chief Investment Officer

Mary L. Cahill is the Vice President of Investments and Chief Investment Officer for Emory University. Mary is responsible for overseeing investments of all endowment, trust, operating, and employee benefit funds for Emory University and Emory Healthcare. In 2001, Emory University created an investment management group to bring discipline and structure to the Endowment’s asset management program, which operates with guidance from the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees. Emory Investment Management is responsible for enhancing return opportunities and managing risk for Emory University’s financial assets..

The mission of Emory Investment Management is to enhance the investments and current purchasing power of Emory University while preserving its resources for future generations. Functional accountabilities include research, investment selection, portfolio management, risk management and analysis. The group is committed to achieving stable and constant Endowment performance to support the tradition of excellence that has defined Emory University since its inception.

Mary joined Emory Investment Management in her current role in January 2001. Prior to joining Emory, Mary was Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Xerox Corporation where she was responsible for developing, recommending and implementing investment alternatives for pension and savings plan assets in excess of $12 billion. Mary was also Chief Investment Officer of the Xerox Canada pension plan.

Mary has 25 years of investment experience with prior positions including Deputy Director of the Virginia Retirement System, Director of the SmithKline pension fund and pension management positions with BellSouth and Merck. She also has served as President of Pension Group East, President of Pension 21 and an executive member of the Financial Executive Institute’s Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets. She is a member of the NYSE Pension Managers Advisory Committee, Common Fund Capital Advisory Board, Pine Grove Advisory Board, and Yorktown Advisory Board. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from Kean College, as well as a Master of Business Administration in finance from St. John’s University. Further, Mary holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Mary Cahill
Vice President for Investments,
Chief Investment Officer

Jeff Sowell
Executive Assistant