This week in personnel announcements and new hires, Adam Carasso joined the staff of the Senate Finance Committee and the Investment Program Association welcomed a new board chairman and six new board members.
Also, Gary Smith was named head of Sovereign Wealth Funds for MassMutual Asset management companies, Heather Nesle became president of the New York Life Foundation and Patrick Doyle went to Capital One Bank.
Carasso Joins Senate Finance Committee Staff
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., announced that Adam Carasso has joined the Democratic staff of the committee, where he will be a senior tax and economic advisor focusing on tax reform and other fiscal issues.
Carasso joins from the Democratic staff of the House Budget Committee, where he served as chief economist and revenue analyst. Prior to his time on the Budget Committee, he held research positions at the New America Foundation and the Urban Institute.
IPA Welcomes New Chairman, Board Members
The Investment Program Association (IPA) has named Mark Goldberg of W.P. Carey as chairman of the board for 2014. He succeeds Frank McCarthy of Ameriprise Financial Services. Kevin Shields, chairman and CEO, Griffin Capital Corp., has been named chairman-elect for 2014, and will be the chairman of the association in 2015. The organization has also added six new members to the board.
The new board members are: Martel Day, founder and principal, NLR Advisory Services LLC; Robert Franklin (Frank) Muller, Jr., CEO, Behringer Securities; Ella Shaw Neyland, president, Steadfast Income REIT; Ryan Parker, executive vice president of investment and planning solutions, LPL Financial; Mitchell Sabshon, CEO, Inland Real Estate Investment Corp.; and Thomas Sittema, CEO, CNL Financial Group.
Smith Named Head of Sovereign Wealth Funds for MassMutual Asset Management Companies