Committees

Make the most of your membership! Volunteer to serve on an AIMSE Committee. For more information, contact the committee chairs listed below or contact AIMSE at (703) 234-4098 or email your inqury to info@aimse.org.

 

Alternatives Committee


Chris Rae — Chair
Elevation Marketing Advisory
TEL: (646) 468-1841
Email


Tim Hill
Q — Emerging Markets Corp.
TEL: (917) 428-2977
Email


Alejandra Arguello
Caspian Capital LP
TEL: (212) 826-7537
Email


Mark Robertson
Proprietary Capital, LLC
TEL: (303) 951-2515
Email

Outreach to alternatives segment of institutional investing industry

 

Annual Conference Committee


Gus Catsavis — Co-Chair
Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P.
TEL: (646) 717-8020
Email


Holly Verdeyen — Co-Chair
Russell Investments
TEL: (312) 286-3539
Email

Organizes the program for the Annual Conference

 

Awards Committee


Carolyn Patton — Chair
First State Investments
TEL: (610) 635-8869
Email

Oversees nomination and selection process of Richard A. Lothrop Award and Friends of AIMSE Award

 

Canadian Committee


Kimberley Woolverton — Chair
Aberdeen Standard Investments
TEL: (416) 777-5572
Email

  • Organizes the program for the AIMSE Canadian Conference
  • Board liaison
  • Membership development beyond Toronto environs (liaison with membership committee)

 

Communications Committee


Mark Robertson — Chair
Proprietary Capital, LLC
TEL: (303) 951-2515
Email


Gus Catsavis
Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P.
TEL: (646) 717-8020
Email

  • Oversees maintenance of the AIMSE website and social media accounts
  • Conducts media relations and legislative issues if necessary

 

Education Committee


Brian Crowell — Chair
Millennium Management LLC
TEL: (203) 344-6350
Email


Kevin A. Joy
Weitz Investment Management
TEL: (312) 961-6526
Email

Develops and organizes educational programs and initiatives for the membership

 

Fall Conference Committee


Tim Hill — Chair
TEL: (917) 428-2977
Email


Michael Gillis — Co-Chair
Greystone Managed Investments
TEL: (416) 309-2190
Email

Organizes the program for the Fall Conference

 

Finance Committee


Michael Gillis — Chair
Greystone Managed Investments
TEL: (416) 309-2190
Email

Financial oversight activities in coordination with the management firm and Executive Committee

 

Membership Committee


Miriam Tai — Co-Chair
Franklin Templeton Investments
TEL: (212) 632-3176
Email


Rodrigo Soto — Co-Chair
Eaton Vance Management
TEL: (206) 381-6111
Email

  • Membership development
  • Pro-active Growth Program
  • Mentorship Program

 

Nominating Committee


Chris Rae — Chair
Elevation Marketing Advisory
TEL: (646) 468-1841
Email

  • Vets potential Board and Executive Committee candidates
  • Oversees Board of Directors succession

 

Regional Events Committee


Greg Weissman — Chair
Putnam Investments
TEL: (617) 760-3222
Email


Holly Verdeyen — Co-Chair
Russell Investments
TEL: (312) 286-3539
Email

Organizes and develops content for regional workshops and networking events

 

Scholarship Committee


Carolyn Patton — Chair
First State Investments
TEL: (610) 635-8869
Email


Alejandra Arguello
Caspian Capital LP
TEL: (212) 826-7537
Email


Heather Beatty
First Eagle Investment Management, LLC
TEL: (212) 698-3170
Email


Kevin A. Joy
Weitz Investment Management
TEL: (312) 961-6526
Email

Research and development of AIMSE scholarship fund

 

Strategic Planning Committee


Carolyn Patton — Chair
First State Investments
TEL: (610) 635-8869
Email


Chris Paolella
TEL: (770) 350-8709
Email


Michael Gillis
Greystone Managed Investments, Inc.
TEL: (416) 309-2190
Email


Chris Rae
Elevation Marketing Advisory
TEL: (646) 468-1841
Email

Research and development of future programs and initiatives to provide continued value to the membership and direction of the organization

 

Vendor Relations Committee


Kurt Terrien — Chair
Clarkston Capital Partners
TEL: (248) 273-8000
Email


Tim Hill — Co-Chair
TEL: (917) 428-2977
Email

Works to ensure that sponsors and exhibitors receive value and recognition through their participation