Chief Investment Officer, Washington State Investment Board
Allyson is the Chief Investment Officer with the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB), one of the nation’s largest U.S. public pension plans, currently managing over $120 billion comprised of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement funds, deferred compensation funds, insurance and other funds. Allyson has 20 years of investment management experience. Prior to joining the WSIB, Allyson worked as an Investment Specialist for what is now known as BMGI, the investment manager for the William H. Gates III Family Office and for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust.
Allyson graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting. Allyson returned to her home town of Olympia, WA after spending many years in the Seattle area to be closer to family and to raise her two children with her husband.