Janet Handley serves as an advisor to the Finance & Investment Committee.
Ms. Handley graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. She began her career at Shell Oil in Houston and began working for the Shell Pension Trust in 1993, and directed the Equities portfolio at the time she left in 2001.
Ms. Handley launched the Investment Office for the Texas A&M Foundation in April 2001 when it had assets of about $400 million. She built the staff to a total of four and the assets grew from $400 million to approximately $1.5 billion at the time of her retirement at the end of 2016. Additionally, she migrated the portfolio from one consisting almost exclusively of public equities and bonds to a highly diversified ‘endowment-style’ portfolio.
Ms. Handley serves on the Board of Directors for UTIMCO. This investment management company has assets under management of over $45 billion. Its ‘flagship’ asset is the PUF (Permanent University Fund) which provides funding to both The University of Texas and Texas A&M University. She has previously served on the Investment Committee for the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Venture Capital Advisory Board for Commonfund Capital.