Paula Wolff

Director at Illinois Justice Project

Paula Wolff

Paula Wolff

Director at Illinois Justice Project

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Governors State University (Illinois)

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Habitat Company LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Chicago Metropolis 2020

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President at The University of Chicago Medical Center

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Senior Fellow at Metropolitan Planning Council

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President at The University of Chicago

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Founder at Ariel Investments LLC

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President at Metropolitan Planning Council

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Chief Executive Officer at The Joyce Foundation

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President, University of Chicago Health System at The University of Chicago Medical Center

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Co-Chief Executive Officer & President at Ariel Investments LLC

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP provides legal advisory services. The company's practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate finance, insurance, tax, labor and employment, political law, private equity, corporate, antitrust, white collar crime, international, regulatory, and legislation. Its customers include corporate, industrial, and financial sectors. The company was founded by Marshall Skadden, John Slate and Les Arps in April 1948 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Education
PhD in Political Science
Class of 1972

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

B.A.

Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students' intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.

Career History
Director
Current
President
Prior

As the only public university in the south suburbs of Chicago, Governors State University prides itself on providing accessible and relatively affordable educational opportunities. The institution serves an economically and culturally diverse body of students, with academics at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. In accordance with its mission of accessibility, Governors State offers extensive financial aid programs. The GSU Foundation funds a number of academic scholarships, and the university also has a merit-based tuition waiver for outstanding students. There are also many part-time student jobs on campus to help lessen the burden of tuition. Of course, federal and state aid programs are also available. Governors State administers its academics through four colleges: * College of Arts and Sciences * College of Business and Public Administration * College of Education * College of Health and Human Services Very recently, the university began offering doctoral degrees through the College of Health and Human Services. The doctoral programs in that college now include Physical Therapy, Nursing Practice and Occupational Therapy. GSU also offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate concentrations, with over 20 certificate programs.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Ariel utilizes a bottom-up, fundamental analysis to select quality company stocks. The firm has three investment strategy approaches offered: traditional value, deep value and global. They use different research processes for each strategies. For traditional value, they monitor a proprietary watch list which is comprised of current, former and potential new investments. The research process of deep value begins with the screening of companies on size, valuation and industry parameters. Lastly, for global strategies, they first seek to reduce the risk of large investment losses by quantitatively and qualitatively identifying and eliminating businesses that have the highest propensity to fail, based on their judgment. The firm's investment decisions will primarily be derived from bottom-up fundamental research and stock picking and are made by the portfolio manager.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Prior

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) aims to ensure the success of every student and serve as an economic engine for the City of Chicago. City Colleges of Chicago is the largest community colleges system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,500 faculty and staff serving more than 100,000 students annually at seven colleges and six satellite sites.

Trustee
Prior

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJ) investments were held mainly in the common shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) for many years. Over the years, the foundation has substantially diversified their portfolio. While they continue to hold shares in Johnson & Johnson, most of their investments are in global equities, followed by alternative investments/limited partnerships and fixed income securities. RWJ avoids investments in companies whose products may conflict with their health and health care mission, particularly those whose business is predominantly related to the manufacture or sale of tobacco, alcohol or firearms. Investments include small-cap and mid-cap public equity; comingled funds (hedge funds, equity-oriented funds, fixed income funds and public equity mid-cap funds); derivatives (credit default swaps, forward exchanges, futures, interest rate swaps and options); drawdown investments (below investment grade credit, private equity and real assets); MBS; preferred securities (credit); publicly-traded partnerships; US Government and agency bonds; and cash & cash held as collateral.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2013

FOUNDED IN 1934, THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL IS A NONPROFIT, NONPARTISAN GROUP OF BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADERS COMMITTED TO SERVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST THROUGH THE PROMOTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SENSIBLE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES NECESSARY FOR A WORLD-CLASS CHICAGO REGION. THE COUNCIL CONDUCTS POLICY ANALYSIS, OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO IMPROVE EQUITY OF OPPORTUNITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGHOUT METROPOLITAN CHICAGO.

$10K - $50K
2010

The University of Chicago Medical Center includes a primary adult care hospital, a children's hospital, a women's health and maternity facility, an outpatient care center, a network of area physicians and a home health care organization. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$150 - $499
2008

FOUNDED IN 1934, THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL IS A NONPROFIT, NONPARTISAN GROUP OF BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADERS COMMITTED TO SERVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST THROUGH THE PROMOTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SENSIBLE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES NECESSARY FOR A WORLD-CLASS CHICAGO REGION. THE COUNCIL CONDUCTS POLICY ANALYSIS, OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO IMPROVE EQUITY OF OPPORTUNITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGHOUT METROPOLITAN CHICAGO.

Political Donations
$2,400
2009

Former Representative, 18th District at Illinois House of Representatives

$1,000
2007

Representative from the 97th District at Illinois House of Representatives

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