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UWRP/VIP Fund Review Committee Members

Susan Ball

Senior Associate Treasurer, UW Treasury Office

Susan Ball is a Senior Associate Treasurer who joined the UW Treasury Office shortly after its formationin1988. She is a senior member of the investment team with responsibilities in the areas of research, operations, performance reporting, and risk management. Prior to joining the University, Ball worked as an Assistant Vice President in the area of asset/liability management for a northwest bank. Ball received her B.A. degree with honors in music from the University of Washington. She received her M.B.A. degree from the University of Washington, where she did post­graduate work in business, government and society and international business.

J. Ray Bowen

Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering
Represents the UW Retirement Association for UWRP retirees
Appointed Representative by the UW Retirement Association (UWRA)

J. Ray Bowen served on the faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering from July 1981 until his retirement on December 2001. From July 1981 to June 1996, he served as Dean of the College of Engineering. During his deanship, the College initiated the Engineering Minority Program (EMP) and the Women in Engineering Program and was one of the initiators of Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DOIT). As a consequence of the early successes of the EMP, Bowen received the 1986 UW Equal Opportunity Program's Odegaard Award. He also played a key role in the start­up of the Washington Technology Center. In 2003 he was elected to the Board of the University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) and now serves as UWRA's first vice president. Prior to coming to the University of Washington, he served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin­-Madison from September 1963 to June 1981. He holds an undergraduate degree from MIT and a doctoral degree from University of California­ Berkeley. He held visiting appointments at Cambridge University (1962­-63), Imperial College of Science and Technology (1968), Technical University of Karlsruhe (1976-­77), and Kyoto University (2002). He is fellow member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Robert Breidenthal

Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
Adjunct Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
Appointed Faculty Representative by the Faculty Council of Benefits and Retirement (FCBR)

Robert Breidenthal is a professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and also an Affiliate Professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Department. He arrived at the University of Washington in 1980 from Caltech. His research interests are in turbulent flow with applications ranging from atmospheric convection to combustion.

Kathleen Dwyer

Executive Director of Benefits, Human Resources­ - Benefits Ex officio

Kathleen Dwyer is Executive Director of Benefits in Human Resources at the University of Washington. She joined the UW in 1982. She has degrees in English Literature and Norwegian Language and Literature from the University of Washington and holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Seattle University. She is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits, and is on the Board of the Seattle Chapter, Western Pension and Benefits Conference, as well as the Department of Retirement Systems' Employer Advisory Committee. In 1999, Dwyer began overseeing Benefits Office operations, which encompasses the University's retirement, insurance, and benefits programs. She also serves an advisory role to the Faculty Council on Benefits and Retirement.

Paul Malatesta

Professor, Finance and Business Economics
Managing Editor, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
Appointed Faculty Representative by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FSEC)

Paul Malatesta is Professor of Finance and Norman J. Metcalfe Fellow at the University of Washington Business School, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1980. He earned his B.A. at the University of California and his doctorate at the University of Rochester. His teaching and research interests focus on financial matters and he has published numerous articles on related topics. Since 1987 Malatesta has served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, one of the most selective and prestigious academic journals dedicated to the field of finance.
In addition to his scholarly activities, Malatesta has also been a consultant to law firms, major corporations, and the United States Navy. His consulting experience includes matters related to pension plan investments and to investment management.

T. Aaron Morello

Research Scientist/Engineer 3, School of Oceanography, Marine Chemistry Laboratory
Appointed Professional Staff Representative by the Professional Staff Organization (PSO) Board

Aaron Morello has been an oceanographer in the marine chemistry lab at the University of Washington since February 1998. He is chiefly responsible for providing the oceanographic community (both within and outside of the UW) with various chemical and biological analyses of water and sedimentary samples. Some external clients include (but are not limited to): Washington State Department of Ecology, States of Alaska and Hawaii, Padilla Bay and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserves. He has been a member of the PSO board of directors since spring of 2008. Morello earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Western Washington University in the spring of 1995.

Gary Quarfoth

Associate Vice Provost Office of Planning and Budgeting
Designated by the Vice Provost of Planning and Budgeting
Non-voting member

Gary Quarfoth is the Associate Vice Provost for the Office of Planning and Budgeting at the University of Washington. He has been serving in this position since 1998. He is responsible for the development and oversight of the UW's operating budget and also works on selected issues in the facilities and capital budget realm. Prior to joining the UW, he worked for the City of Seattle for 20 years in a variety of positions ­­including being Deputy Budget Director for the City of Seattle and working in the Finance Division of Seattle City Light. He has a B.A in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Washington.

Dorothy (Dottie) Smith

Digital Reference Librarian Reference and Research Services Division, University Libraries
Appointed UW Librarians Representative by the Association of Librarians of the University of Washington (ALUW)

Dorothy Smith joined the UW Libraries system in 1989 in the Engineering Library.  From 1995 to 2001 she was in charge of Research Express, a fee-based research service for individuals and businesses of all sizes and kinds.  Her current position is Digital Reference Librarian in the Reference and Research Services section of Suzzallo/Allen Libraries, where she is liaison to the Department of Linguistics.  Smith has had years of experience in managing personal and retirement accounts for her family.  She has held various offices in the Association of Librarians of the University of Washington (ALUW) and served as president in 2003.

V’Ella Warren

Senior Vice President Treasurer, Board of Regents Ex officio

V'Ella Warren is the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Regents at the University of Washington, a research university with annual revenues of$1.8 billion. She is responsible for an endowment of $1 billion and total investments of $2 billion. She also leads the University’s finance, accounting and audit organization with over 200 professionals.

Warren is currently on the Common Fund’s International Private Equity Fund advisory committee. She is the Board President of the University Book Store and national board member for the Council for Governmental Relations (COGR).

Warren has been at the UW since 1987. Prior to moving into higher education, she worked in commercial banking and manufacturing. She was the Vice President of the Asset Liability Planning for Seafirst Bank (1980 – 1985) and People’s Bank (1985 - 1987). She worked in Indonesia for Union Carbide as Manager of Management Development and Springs Mills as Vice President of Personnel in the mid­-70’s, before moving into the finance arena.

A fourth-generation native of the Pacific Northwest, Warren has advanced degrees from the UW: M.A. in Asian Studies and M.B.A . in Finance with honors. Her undergraduate degree is from Willamette University in Oregon, where she graduated cum laude in Political Science and Chinese.

A frequent national speaker and panelist on investment and leadership topics, Warren recently contributed thoughts on “Governance” in the NMS Newsletter. She and Louis T. Wells, Jr. co-authored “Developing Country Investors in Indonesia,” which was published in the Bulletin of Indonesian Studies.

Western Washington University & Central Washington University

Non-voting representatives, one from each institution

UWRP Investment Redesign