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Richard Flannery joined TIFF in 2003 and serves as Chief Executive Officer, with overall responsibility for all of the organization's activities. Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Flannery spent 14 years at Delaware Investments, where he was Executive Vice President, supervising multiple departments and playing a key role in the firm's transition from a domestic to a global investment management firm. He holds a BS summa cum laude in sociology from Saint Joseph's University and a JD from Harvard Law School. Mr. Flannery serves on the Investment Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and on the Compensation Committee of Mercy Investment Services Inc., a non-profit investment firm serving the Sisters of Mercy. He also serves on the board of The Nelson Foundation.
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Dawn Lezon joined TIFF in 2006. She manages TIFF's financial operations and fund analytics, including the calculation of fund net asset values, the preparation of financial reports for audit, the conduct of operational due diligence, and the oversight of all internal accounting. Ms. Lezon was previously a partner in the Summit, NJ-based accounting firm of Crane, Tonelli, Rosenberg & Co., LLP (CTR). At CTR, she provided a variety of assurance, tax, and financial reporting services to hedge funds and funds of funds. Prior to joining CTR, Ms. Lezon's professional experience included five years at KPMG Peat Marwick and six years at Paine Webber. She received her BS in accounting from Muhlenberg College and an MBA in finance and international business from the Stern School of Business at NYU. She is a CPA.
 
Kelly Lundstrom joined TIFF in 2006. She has overall responsibility for fund operations and analytics across the full range of TIFF's programs. Ms. Lundstrom worked for almost 11 years at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where she managed a team responsible for the operational and administrative functions of the Institute's investment department, with approximately $11 billion in assets under management. Ms. Lundstrom received her BA in English from Lafayette College.
 
Richelle Maestro joined TIFF in 2005 as General Counsel. She has overall responsibility for TIFF's legal and regulatory matters. Prior to joining TIFF, she was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Delaware Investments, where she had responsibility for both the legal and compliance functions. During her 13 years at Delaware Investments, Ms. Maestro provided legal services, counseling, and oversight with respect to all aspects of the firm's business, including mutual funds and institutional asset management. She received her BS in business administration from the University of Delaware and her JD summa cum laude from Villanova University School of Law.
 
Jim Shields joined TIFF in 2008. He serves as Chief Information Officer , with overall responsibility for information technology at TIFF. Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Shields spent 27 years at Delaware Investments serving in multiple roles and providing technology support during several mergers and outsourcing deals. For 10 of those 27 years, he was Delaware's Chief Information Officer, leading a technology team that supported up to 2,000 users. Mr. Shields has an undergraduate degree in mathematics and an MBA in information systems, both from Saint Joseph's University.
 
Christian Szautner joined TIFF in 2008. He serves as the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of TIFF Advisory Services, TIFF's investment adviser affiliate, and the CCO of TIFF's family of mutual funds. As CCO, Mr. Szautner has overall responsibility for compliance matters involving TAS and the mutual funds and their affiliates and serves as the key liaison with regulatory agencies. Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Szautner was a partner in the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, where he practiced investment management law. He received his BA cum laude in political science from The Pennsylvania State University and his JD cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Patrick Torrey joined TIFF in 2016 and serves as a Managing Director and Head of Outreach, with responsibility for managing and participating in TIFF's outreach efforts, including member services. Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Torrey was the Director of Investment Officers at Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. Previously, he was Director of Client Service and Portfolio Analysis at Gardner Lewis Asset Management and was a Relationship Manager in the Private Wealth Management group at Goldman Sachs. Additionally, Mr. Torrey served seven years as an infantry officer on active duty in the US Marine Corps. He holds a BS degree in marketing from the University of Virginia and an MBA in finance, economics, and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Stephen Vicinelli joined TIFF in 2003 and serves as a Managing Director and Deputy Chief Investment Officer, focusing primarily on the selection and monitoring of external managers and secondary interests, risk management, and portfolio construction in the private investments and core endowment programs. He also oversees all aspects of TIFF's private investments program. Prior to joining TIFF, he spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley in the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, and Realty divisions, primarily in Europe. Mr. Vicinelli holds an AB degree in history from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He serves on the Investment Committee of The Hotchkiss School.
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Jay Willoughby joined TIFF in 2015 and serves as Chief Investment Officer, presiding over the full range of TIFF's investment activities and programs. Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Willoughby spent four years as CIO of the State of Alaska's roughly $50 billion sovereign wealth fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund. Previously, he was Co-Managing Partner at Ironbound Capital Management and spent nine years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers LP as CIO, Private Investors Group; Head of Research for Equity Funds; and Senior Portfolio Manager, Merrill Lynch Real Estate Fund. He received a BA in biology from Pomona College and an MBA from Columbia University. Mr. Willoughby is a CFA charterholder.
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Robert Zion joined TIFF in 2017 and serves as Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities span all operational and strategic aspects of TIFF’s work and specifically include oversight of finance, operations, information technology, legal affairs, and human resources. Previously, Mr. Zion spent 25 years at Hirtle Callaghan & Co., where he was Chief Operating Officer and, before that, Chief Financial Officer. He served on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Prior to that, he was a Senior Audit Manager at PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Mr. Zion holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Delaware.
 

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