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Tina Smith
Thrivent Financial, Chair
Tina Smith is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Thrivent Financial. She leads and coordinates legal support for the Investment Division, including traditional private placements, private equity, mutual funds, public securities, broker-dealer, transfer agent, real estate, investment operations and investment-related litigation management. Tina also leads and coordinates legal support for Human Resources and provides general corporate legal support for Thrivent.

Prior to joining Thrivent in 2007, Tina spent over eight years in private practice. While in private practice, she focused on restructuring loans, bankruptcy litigation, negotiating debtor-in-possession credit facilities, and representing indenture trustees in workouts and bankruptcies. In addition, Tina negotiated and documented significant commercial loan transactions in non-workout situations.

Tina graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Hamline University in 1994 with a BA in Political Science. She earned her JD cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1997, where she served as an Associate Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review. Following graduation from law school, Tina clerked for the Hon. Marianne D. Short on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Tina is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

In addition to chairing the Board of Directors for the Insurance Women's Investment Network, Tina currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Investment Counsel.

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Renée Dailey
Akin Gump, US Vice Chair
Renée Dailey, is a partner in the financial restructuring group of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and partner in charge of the Hartford office. She advises institutional investors in U.S., Australian and cross-border financial restructuring matters. The Legal 500 described her as a "first-class restructuring lawyer with a strong work ethic" who is "especially adept at pursuing matters that require persistence and focus." Renée frequently represents public and private noteholder groups and bank groups in amendment and consent requests, complex out-of-court restructurings, and in-court proceedings in the United States and internationally. She also advises clients on their general investment activities and proposed investment structures, with a focus on the mitigation of financial risk.

Renée graduated magna cum laude from The University of Connecticut in 1995 with a BA in East European in Slavic Studies, and in 1996 with a BA in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. She earned her JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1999.

In addition to chairing the Board of Directors for the Insurance Women's Investment Network, Renée currently is Secretary and a member of the Board of Trustees for the American College of Investment Counsel.

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Bal Nahl
Hiscox, International Vice Chair
With over 20 years' investment experience, Bal has been Hiscox's Deputy Chief Investment Officer since July 2017, where she oversees the fixed income portfolio in excess of £3.5bn, provides support across all aspects of the management of the Group's assets and is responsible for the relationship management for all the fixed income and new and existing credit mandates. She is a Senior Member of the Hiscox Investment Committee which oversees the Group's investments. Hiscox is an international specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda, with offices in London, New York and globally, underwriting a diverse range of personal and commercial insurance risks.

Prior to joining Hiscox, Bal worked as a private investor, managing a portfolio investing primarily in fixed income and equities. She was previously a Senior Investment Manager at Brit Insurance for over 6 years, where she was also a member of the UK Investment Committee, after spending more than 12 years working at Morgan Stanley within the Principal Strategies Group.

Bal is an alumni member of the London Business School and Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Club, and was most recently appointed as International Co-Chair of the Women's Insurance Investment Network (WIIN) in January 2018, whose mission is to engage individuals involved in insurance investment assets reach their full potential through leadership opportunities, education and networking.

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Sarah Marschok
Wellington Management, Secretary
Sarah helps formulate the Wellington's strategic thinking on, and analysis of, the insurance industry and individual companies. Her industry analysis is supported by her work with rating agencies, regulators, public accounting boards, and industry trade groups such as the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, American Council of Life Insurers, Society of Insurance Financial Management, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Medical Professional Liability Association, and International Insurance Society. In developing new insurance-client relationships, she maintains the latest industry information and facilitates the development of customized investment management solutions involving multiple asset classes..

Prior to her role as business development analyst, Sarah worked as a relationship analyst on Wellington's Global Client & Prospect Services (GCAPS) Team, where she partnered with the firm's foreign offices to advance the business needs of their clients, prospects, and consultants in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Japan.

Before joining Wellington Management in 2011, Sarah worked at Fidelity Investments (2009 - 2011).

Sarah received her MBA from Boston College (Carroll School, 2016) and her BS in economics from the University of New Hampshire (2009).

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Olivia Lee
AIG, Treasurer/Outreach
Olivia Lee is Chief of Staff for Investments at AIG. She is responsible for leading the human capital efforts to align staff to the CIO's goals, support the CIO and COO and their teams with strategic operational planning and thought leadership, as well as drive clear and consistent communication of priorities cross-functionally. Ms. Lee joined AIG in 2010 as a financial analyst in ERM and then as Chief of Staff in a multitude of functions and businesses at AIG: Actuarial, Life & Retirement, and DSA Re (now renamed Fortitude Re).

Ms. Lee earned her Bachelors of Science in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Prior Board Members *

Jenna Bussman-Wise
Enstar Group Limited, IWIN Vice Chair (2018)

May Moy
MetLife, IWIN Treasurer (2017-2018)

Judith Irish
DWS, IWIN Secretary (2018)

Jackie Jenkins
Prudential Financial, IWIN Founder and Chair (2016)

Day Bishop
Willis Towers Watson, IWIN Founder, Vice Chair (2016), Chair (2017)

Jessica Brennan
The Carlyle Group, IWIN Founder, Vice Chair (2016-2017)

Meghan Mahoney
Wellington Management Company, IWIN Founder, Secretary (2016-2017)

Susan Chung
Allstate, IWIN Treasurer (2016)

Lindsey Curley
Wellington Management Company, IWIN Founder

Peggy Gartin
Allstate, IWIN Founder

Karen Wells
Towers Watson, IWIN Founder

* Indicates employer when individual held IWIN leadership role.

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