Texas A&M Foundation’s long-time vice president of investments
Janet Handley has announced her retirement, effective December 31.
Handley’s position will be filled by Ben Wall, who currently serves
as the alternative investments director.
Handley, who has spent 15 years with the College Station-based
foundation, has helped grow the fund from $414 million in 2001 to $1.4 billion
“Through Janet’s smart investing policies, we’ve built returns on
the endowment that help attract the types of students, faculty, and programs that
foster Texas A&M’s unique culture,” said Tyson Voelkel, president of the
During her tenure, Handley managed the foundation’s long-term
investment pool and “consistently met or exceeded portfolio management
guidelines,” the organization said.
Prior to her time at Texas A&M, Handley served as equities
director for the Shell Oil Company in Houston, managing roughly $4 billion in
Hanley holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematical sciences
from Texas A&M.
“It has been an honor to serve this organization and join personally
in its mission of philanthropy,” Handley said. “The foundation is populated
with high-quality staff who do purposeful work for the university, and I’m
confident it will continue to excel.”