Investment expert joins DePaul's Board of Trustees

Judith Greffin
Judith P. Greffin, the former executive vice president and chief investment officer at Allstate Insurance Company, joins DePaul University's 45-member board of trustees. (Photo courtesy of Judith P. Greffin)
Judith P. Greffin, the former executive vice president and chief investment officer at Allstate Insurance Company, has been elected to DePaul's 45-member board of trustees.

"Ms. Greffin's extensive senior-level leadership in strategy development and investment management, will benefit DePaul, especially as we develop our next strategic plan," says DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. "I appreciate her dedication and service to the university."

Greffin, in her role as the executive vice president and chief investment officer at Allstate Insurance Company, led a global investment group managing over $85 billion for Allstate and its related entities. Greffin, who retired from Allstate in 2016, served as a member of the CEO's operating committee. A 25-year Allstate veteran, Greffin held key investment positions before her 2008 CIO appointment, including strategy and business development, portfolio management, fixed income management, and operations and technology. Earlier in her career, she worked on the trading desk of a regional bank, was the lead portfolio manager on several mutual funds and served as a director of credit research.

Greffin recently joined the board of Associated Banc-Corp, the largest bank holding company headquartered in Wisconsin. She holds an MBA from the Fisher School at the Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Miami University in Ohio. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has served as a director of the CFA Society of Chicago, and as an advisor to Institutional Investor's Fixed Income Forum. Greffin is a board member of the Field Museum of Natural History where she serves as the chair of the finance committee and as a member of the executive committee. She is a member of the board of the Northwestern Memorial Foundation where she serves on the investment committee. In addition, she serves on the advisory board of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.

"With every new trustee, DePaul's board gains expertise that enables us to uphold and strengthen the university's mission," says Jim Ryan, chair of the board of trustees. "In addition to her considerable leadership and investment experience, Ms. Greffin demonstrates a deep commitment to DePaul's mission and values. I look forward to working with her."

DePaul's board of trustees is responsible for shaping the strategies that best promote the fulfillment of the university's mission and values. Additional information and a list of DePaul's trustees are online at http://bit.ly/DPU_BOT.