Investment Governance

Management of our community’s philanthropic assets is a significant responsibility, one that Seattle Foundation exercises with great discipline and care. The Board of Trustees is responsible for management of investments, and it exercises this role by issuing an investment policy statement specifying available investment options and asset allocations. The Board also appoints members and establishes the guidelines for the Investment Committee.

The Investment Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Trustees and is charged with overseeing investment activities. This includes retaining investment managers to meet the objectives and monitor the performance of the investment policy. The committee consists of ten members, selected for their investment expertise and judgment. Two of these members also serve on the Board of Trustees.

Seattle Foundation also hires an independent investment consultant to assist in the investment management. The consultant provides guidance on the selection and monitoring of investment managers, allocation of assets among asset classes, management of other portfolio risk and all other aspects of portfolio management. The consultant is compensated strictly on a fee basis and receives no compensation in connection with the management of the Foundation's assets from any other sources. Currently, the investment consultant is Colonial Consulting in New York City.

The Seattle Foundation’s Investment Committee currently includes the following members:

Steve Hill, Chair, Board Member
Mr. Hill is the former director of the Department of Retirement Systems and Health Care Authority and former Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Weyerhaeuser. His investment committee experience includes service on the Washington State Investment Board, Consumer Reports (Finance Chair), Washington State University Endowment, and the Weyerhaeuser Pension committee. Mr. Hill received a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Debra Somberg, Board Member
Ms. Somberg is the managing partner at Sovern Group, a venture capital company focused on bringing technology innovations to the healthcare arena. Prior experience includes co-managing partner of Maveron LLC, founding partner of Thomas Weisel Partners, Senior Managing Director of Montgomery Securities, and positions at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Co. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tom Alberg
Mr. Alberg is a co-founding member of Madrona Investment Group and currently serves as a director for several portfolio companies including Impinj, SNUPI and Mercent. Mr. Alberg received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, graduating cum laude, and his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Joseph Boateng
Mr. Boateng joined Casey Family Programs as its first Chief Investment Officer in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing the foundation’s $2.2 billion endowment. Before joining Casey, he was a member of the Johnson & Johnson Investment Committee, responsible for managing over $17 billion. Mr. Boateng received his MBA from University of California Los Angeles and is an alumnus of the Said Business School at Oxford.

Alan Heuberger
Mr. Heuberger is a portfolio manager with BMGI and currently oversees a number of investment areas including private assets and fixed income. He has served on various investment committees in the Greater Seattle area, including College Success Foundation, The Overlake School and YMCA of Greater Seattle. He received a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Claremont McKenna College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Stanley B. McCammon
Mr. McCammon is President & CEO of Joshua Green Corporation (JGC), a private investment company holding a diversified portfolio, and is a trustee of the Joshua Green Foundation. Prior to joining JGC, he was President of Orca Bay Capital Corporation, CEO of Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment and co-founder in Orca Bay Partners. Mr. McCammon is a graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Business, and the University of Nebraska and New York University law schools, holding J.D. and LLM degrees.

Daniel Regis
Mr. Regis is currently the General Partner of Regis Investments, LP. Prior experience includes Chairman of the Advisory Board for Fluke Venture Partners, Managing Director of Digital Partners and President of Kirlan Venture Capital, Inc. and Managing Partner of its venture funds. Mr. Regis also spent more than 30 years with Price Waterhouse LLP, including Managing Partner of the Seattle and Northwest Group of offices. Mr. Regis received a B.S. from Seattle University.

Garth Reistad
Mr. Reistad is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at the University of Washington, where he has over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining the University, he worked at Bank of America in San Francisco. Mr. Reistad received an M.A. in Economics from Columbia University. He serves on the Investment Committee for Seattle University.

Anthony C. Smith
Mr. Smith serves as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) where he works closely with SCERS’ CIO in the oversight of the SCERS $2.8 billion pension portfolio. His investment career covers roles in trading, portfolio management, servicing, marketing and new business development. Mr. Smith received a B.A. in finance from Seattle University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Allyson Tucker
Ms. Tucker is the Senior Investment Officer of Risk Management and Asset Allocation with the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB), one of the nation’s largest institutional investors, currently managing over $110 billion comprised of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement funds, deferred compensation funds, insurance and other funds. Ms. Tucker received a B.A. in accounting from the University of Washington.