Theresa Whitmarsh

Executive Director, Washington State Investment Board

Theresa Whitmarsh is Executive Director of the Washington State Investment Board, one of the United States’ leading institutional investors, managing over $104 billion of state pension, insurance, and other assets. WSIB is a leader in private asset investing, with private equity, real estate, and tangible assets comprising 40 percent of its retirement portfolio. Ms Whitmarsh joined the WSIB in 2003 with 20 years’ experience in business, government and media.

She has a Master’s in Business Administration, Pacific Lutheran University, and Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Seattle Pacific University. She is Chair of the Pacific Pension Institute, and serves as a Director on the Council of Institutional Investors, is immediate past director with the International Centre for Pension Management. She also serves on the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance Advisory Board and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Investing.