Janet Cowell serves as Chief Executive Officer of Girls Who Invest, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. She served from 2009 through 2016 as the Treasurer of the State of North Carolina, the first woman to hold the office. From 2004 to 2008, she served as a North Carolina State Senator, and she served on the Raleigh, North Carolina City Council from 2001 to 2004. Earlier in her career she worked with Corning Inc., Sibson & Co., SJF Ventures, HSBC Holdings plc and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Ms. Cowell received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business as well as a Master’s in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania Lauder Institute.