Stacie Olivares, '97 Economics

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Board Member, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

At the intersection of technology, finance, and policy, Stacie Olivares advances equity, economic growth, and environmental protection. Olivares is a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, appointed by President Biden to oversee the world’s largest defined contribution plan, the Thrift Savings Plan, on behalf of its 6.5 million participants. From 2019 to 2022, Olivares served as a member of the CalPERS Board of Administration, appointed by Governor Newsom to oversee the largest public pension fund in the United States. Previously, Olivares was the chief investment officer of a $29 billion ESG fund for the insurance industry and of Lendistry, a leading BIPOC-owned fintech lender, blockchain advisor to the insurance industry, and executive director of the California Commission for Economic Development. Olivares serves on the boards of the Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), California Endowment, Latino Community Foundation, and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.