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David C. Distad

David C. Distad, Ph.D., CFA

Investment Advisory Committee
Investments manager, Sunbelt Enterprises

David is the investments manager of Sunbelt Enterprises where his primary role is managing the portfolio of the CEO. Dr. Distad has been affiliated with the Haas School of Business in a part time or full time status as a continuing lecturer in finance since 1981.

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Nadja Guenster

Nadja Guenster

Professor, University of M√ľnster

Nadja Guenster is Professor of International Financial Management at the Muenster School of Business and Economics, University of Muenster, Germany, and a visiting faculty fellow at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. At Haas, Nadja is faculty advisor of the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund and faculty co-chair of the Moskowitz Prize Committee

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Lawrence R. Johnson

Lawrence R. Johnson

Investment Advisory Committee
Board of Trustees, U.C. Berkeley Foundation

Lawrence retired in 2007 from Milliman, a worldwide employee benefits consulting and actuarial firm based in Seattle, WA. He was the Founder and CEO of Lawrence Johnson & Associates, a national retirement plan recordkeeping firm, and InvestorLogic, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm.

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Lloyd Kurtz

Lloyd Kurtz

Investment Advisory Committee
Chief Investment Officer, Nelson Capital Management

Lloyd has been affiliated with the Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business since 2005, where he oversees the Center's annual Moskowitz Prize for the best quantitative study of social investing, acts as faculty advisor to the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund, and serves on the editorial board of FSinsight (fsinsight.org).

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Charles F. Michaels, CFA

Charles F. Michaels, CFA

Investment Advisory Committee
Founder, Managing Partner, and Portfolio Manager, Sierra Global Management

Charles was born in Europe and has spent much of his personal and professional life there, including six years with Goldman Sachs & Co. in London and Zurich. Mr. Michaels served as a vice president during his nine years with Goldman, as well as a founding member of Goldman's European equities business.

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Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce

Investment Advisory Committee
Investment Consultant, Cambridge Associates

Michael advises a number of universities, foundations, other nonprofit institutions and private clients on investment issues such as asset allocation strategy, manager selection, and investment program evaluation.

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Nick Shea

Nick Shea

Investment Advisory Committee
Investment Director, Cambridge Associates

Prior to joining Cambridge Associates in 2014, he was a Summer Associate at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where he contributed to the bank's business development efforts, while honing on his understanding of multi-asset class portfolio construction.

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Laura Tyson

Laura D. Tyson

Investment Advisory Committee
Faculty Director, Institute for Business and Social Impact

Laura Tyson is professor of business administration and economics, and a former dean, at the Haas School of Business and London Business School. She served as Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and later as Director of the White House National Economic Council. In the years since, she helped Berkeley Haas become a pioneer in what is now the booming field of corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. As a an advisor and board director for both Fortune 500 corporations and major non-profit organizations, Tyson has spent much of her career working for positive social change in the for-profit sector, non-profit sector and public sector.

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Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker

Investment Advisory Committee
Investment Consultant, Cambridge Associates

Prior to joining Cambridge Associates in 2014, he was a Summer Associate at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where he contributed to the bank's business development efforts, while honing on his understanding of multi-asset class portfolio construction.

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