Bryn Mawr Appoints Its First Chief Investment Officer
The below message was sent by President Cassidy on Sept. 10, 2020.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Brooke H. Jones as Bryn Mawr College's first Chief Investment Officer. Brooke comes to Bryn Mawr from Carnegie Corporation of New York, where she has served as a managing director of investments for the philanthropic foundation’s in-house investment team and in a number of leadership roles over the past eight years. She previously worked at the Stanford Management Company. Brooke earned her B.S., cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A., in International Studies, from Penn’s College of Art & Sciences. After graduating from Penn, she traveled to Peru to study under a Fulbright scholarship and later earned her M.B.A. at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She has served on the Investment Committee of The New School and as a board member of Wandering Scholar.
In this new role, Brooke will provide full-time expertise and an exceptional skill set to the management of the College’s endowment. Brooke, who in 2019 was selected by Crain’s New York Business for its annual “40 Under 40” profiles, has led portfolio strategy for public markets, including long-only equities, absolute return, and fixed-income asset classes. She is both a strategic thinker and a gifted communicator, who will create opportunities for Bryn Mawr as an investor and serve as an influential ambassador for Bryn Mawr’s mission.
One of Brooke’s first efforts will be to recruit a strong and diverse team, which will be based in New York City. Brooke herself will be on campus each week, and she is eager to get to know Bryn Mawr and to engage students, faculty, and staff. I look forward to welcoming Brooke to the community and to the synergies that will be created by closer connections between endowment management and College strategic planning. I know that Brooke will also contribute in meaningful ways within the senior leadership team.
I extend my deep thanks to the members of the Board of Trustees’ transition committee, who supplied the College with an outstanding pool of applicants during a tumultuous time, and to the members of the campus community who met with the final pool of candidates. I also want to thank our Board of Trustees’ Investment Subcommittee, whose volunteers have steered the College’s endowment ably for so many years and who positioned us to take this important step for the College’s future.
I hope you will join me in welcoming Brooke Jones when she assumes her new role at the College in the middle of October.