Philanthropy Committee Chairs
Marianne Scott Dwight
Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company
Chariman – Austin
Ms. Dwight joined the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company in April 2006. As General Counsel, she is responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts, investment agreements and other legal documents, working with outside counsel and advising the CEO and CIO on other legal issues.
Prior to joining the Trust Company, Ms. Dwight was in the private practice of law representing clients on legal issues ranging from employment to contract and financial matters. She also has extensive experience in the public sector as general counsel to the Commissioner of Insurance, general counsel to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Assistant Attorney General handling financial, tax and other cases.
Marianne Dwight is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, holds a J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and a BBA in accounting with honors from Texas A&M University.
Attorney, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Co-Chair – Dallas
Rebecca Petereit is an attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP. Ms. Petereit’s primary area of practice includes all aspects of restructuring and reorganization work, including the representation of debtors, lenders, creditors and trustees. She has significant experience representing clients in contested matters and adversary proceedings before federal bankruptcy and district courts.
Ms. Petereit received her Bachelor of Science from University of Delaware (2002) and her Juris Doctor from UCLA Law (2005). She is admitted to practice in both California and Texas.
Chief Compliance Officer – RGT Wealth Advisors
Co-Chair – Dallas
Tiffany Ramirez is the Chief Compliance Officer for RGT Wealth Advisors (“RGT”), an independent wealth advisory firm with offices in Dallas, TX and Newport Beach, CA. Prior to joining RGT, Ms. Ramirez worked with an independent consulting firm that provides compliance consulting services to investment advisers and private fund managers. She was previously the Chief Compliance Officer of global private equity firm, Kildare Partners, and long/short equity hedge fund, Paradigm Advisors, LLC. Ms. Ramirez began her investment career at Carlson Capital.
Ms. Ramirez received her Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Texas at Dallas (2004), where she is presently working on her MBA.
Ms. Ramirez is active in the Dallas investment community. She is a member of several professional organizations, including The Texas Hedge Fund Association, The DFW Compliance Roundtable, The National Society of Compliance Professionals, and Texas Wall Street Women. She currently serves Texas Wall Street Women as the co-chair of the Philanthropy Committee.
Senior Vice President, Macquarie Energy
Co-Chairman – Houston
Rachael is a Senior Vice President in the Energy Markets Division at Macquarie Energy focused on energy structuring and origination. Rachael works with power and gas clients to develop structured financing solutions with a focus on energy supply and has previous experience managing structured transactions and supply deals throughout their lifecycles. Rachael joined Macquarie in Houston in 2008 after previous experience supporting the derivatives trading desk at UBS in London and Sydney, Australia. Rachael began her career in equity operations at JP Morgan in Sydney, Australia. Rachael holds a Masters in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Studies with majors in Finance and Economics from Massey University, New Zealand.
Attorney, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Houston Philanthropy Committee Co-Chairman
Kathryn is an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Ms. Shurin advises energy and commodities clients in a variety of complex transactional matters, including structured transactions, financings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, project development and other corporate transactions. Her clients include leading financial institutions, commodities traders, energy providers, developers, utilities, and investors in the oil and gas, electric power and renewables businesses. Prior to joining Cadwalader, Ms. Shurin was an associate in the energy practice of the Houston office of an international law firm and, prior to that, an associate in the capital markets practice of a New York law firm, where she focused on advising issuers and underwriters through public and private offerings of equity, convertible and debt securities. Ms. Shurin received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Middlebury College in 2004 and her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2009. She is admitted to practice in Texas and New York.
Investment Analyst, Covenant Multifamily Offices, LLC
Chairman — San Antonio
Rebecca is the investment analyst at Covenant, a multi-family office with over $1 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Covenant, Rebecca interned with UBS Financial Services and Edward Jones Investments.
Rebecca earned her finance degree from the Bill Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University. While at St. Mary’s, she co-founded the Investment Club and led the school’s Fair Trade campaign, making St. Mary’s the first Fair Trade University in the state of Texas. In addition, Rebecca served as Portfolio Manager for the University’s endowment fund.
Rebecca is continually learning and developing professionally; she is pursuing her CFA Charter, is co-founder of Women in Asset Management in San Antonio and is spearheading efforts to launch a TXWSW chapter in San Antonio.
Philanthropy Committee Members:
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