Gary H. Bruebaker

Chief Investment Officer & Head, Global Investment Program at Washington State Investment Board

Gary H. Bruebaker

Gary H. Bruebaker

Chief Investment Officer & Head, Global Investment Program at Washington State Investment Board

Biography

Currently, Gary H. Bruebaker is Chief Investment Officer of Washington State Investment Board. Mr. Bruebaker is also on the board of Financial Accounting Foundation. In the past he was Deputy State Treasurer at Oregon State Treasury and President at Government Finance Officers Association. He received an MBA from the University of Oregon and an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University.

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Former Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Government Finance Officers Association

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Former President at Government Finance Officers Association

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Chairman at Weaver & Tidwell LLP

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Former Senator from Illinois

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at UHY Advisors, Inc.

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Former Director, Climate & Air Program at Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

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State Treasurer at State of Maryland (United States)

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Chairman, Department of Accounting & Information Systems at University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Former Partner & Head, International Active Division at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC

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Fund Advisor at Putnam Investment Management LLC

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Gary H. Bruebaker
Chief Investment Officer & Head, Global Investment Program at Washington State Investment Board
Education
B.S. in Business Administration, with Honors

Oregon State University (OSU) is a coeducational, public flagship research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral degrees and a multitude of research opportunities. There are more than 200 academic degree programs offered through the university. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Oregon State University as part of its top tier of research institutions. As of 2008, OSU is one of 73 land-grant universities.

MBA

The Lundquist College of Business will be internationally renowned for excellence in business education and research drawing strength from its links to Pacific Rim neighbors and distinctive qualities of Oregon culture: innovation, sustainability, active lifestyles, financial stewardship, and respect for individuality and diversity within an increasingly global community.

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President
Prior

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The association'?s nearly 18,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing of thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions. The GFOA?'s mission is to enhance and promote the professional management of governmental financial resources by identifying, developing, and advancing fiscal strategies, policies, and practices for the public benefit. The GFOA has accepted the leadership challenge of public finance. To meet the many needs of its members, the organization provides best practice guidance, consulting, networking opportunities, publications including books, e-books, and periodicals, recognition programs, research, and training opportunities for those in the profession.

Career History
Chief Investment Officer & Head, Global Investment Program
Prior - 2019

Washington State Investment Board's (WSIB) defined benefit retirement fund assets are pooled into the Commingled Trust Fund (CTF). The CTF's investments include tangible assets, real estate, public equity, private equity and fixed-income securities.WSIB's tangible asset portfolio invests in the infrastructure, natural resource rights and timber sectors. The goal is to create high-quality, long-term, stable income streams. WSIB's real estate program seeks to generate high quality, long-term, stable income streams. Investments target risk-adjusted returns consistent with long-term expectations for the asset class. Most externally managed partnerships invest in properties leased to third parties. Assets may be located outside of the US. Investments are made in a variety of property types, at different points in the real estate capital structure and at different times in the property life cycle.WSIB's public equity program is benchmarked against the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. The portfolio invests in both separate US and international components. All of WSIB's domestic equity investments are made in a low cost, broad-based passive index fund. WSIB's entire emerging markets equity program is actively managed. WSIB's private equity portfolio focuses on investments in a well-diversified portfolio of high quality partnerships. The firm's model portfolio for private equity that is designed to manage risk and increase expected returns through a more balanced general partner allocation and strategy composition, as well as a more global geographic allocation mix.WSIB actively manages the fixed-income program for the CTF. The main sectors in the portfolio include US Treasury securities, US TIPS, credit bonds, MBS, CMOs, ABS and CMBS. WSIB's fixed-income portfolio is benchmarked against the Barclays Universal Index.

Director
Prior

Oregon State Treasury is focused on improving the financial well-being of all Oregonians. We provide low-cost programs for governments, and empower Oregonians to invest in themselves and their loved ones for a more secure future.

Deputy Treasurer
Prior
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Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Certified Cash Manager
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