Washington State Investment Board named Allyson Tucker as chief investment officer Thursday. She will start work on Jan. 1, 2020 and take over from longtime CIO Gary Bruebaker, who is retiring in December after 18 years in the job.
Tucker has worked for Washington since 2009. She currently heads the Risk Management and Asset Allocation team. Before joining Washington, she worked for BMGI, which manages the wealth of Bill and Melinda Gates. She also worked for Ragen MacKenzie, according to her LinkedIn profile. She attended the University of Washington.
In a statement provided by Washington, Tucker said she was “humbled and excited by the trust being extended to me” upon taking the job.
Washington announced Bruebaker’s retirement in May, as Buyouts reported.
Washington manages about $140 billion on behalf of state retirement plans and other public trust accounts.
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