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 this year.
“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 foundation.
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 assets.
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.”