2019 John W. Koza Leadership Fellows
Cecelia Chen, Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System
Chen leads real estate and real assets investments at Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS), where she sources, underwrites, and monitors alternatives fund invest¬ments globally. She also assists with operational due diligence and risk analysis of all funds across the SCERS portfolio. Chen comes from a commodities trading background, where she both programmed algorithms to trade futures contracts and traveled across four continents supervising the physical movements of commodities from farms to container ports. Chen is a Seattle CAIA chapter executive and has degrees from the Commercial Real Estate Development program at the University of Washington and a BA in Economics from Yale University.
Adam Harrison, UTIMCO
Harrison joined UTIMCO in 2017 and serves as an Analyst on the real estate team, help¬ing oversee the endowments’ private equity real estate portfolio. He is responsible for underwriting real estate fund managers, sourcing new opportunities in all markets, and managing relationships for current investments. Prior to joining UTIMCO full-time, Har¬rison was a summer intern on the UTIMCO real estate team. In college, he interned as an Analyst at a start-up mutual fund and was an Analyst on the McCombs Real Estate In¬vestment Fund as an undergraduate. Harrison graduated with high honors and received a BBA in Finance and a minor in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jack Wilson, North Carolina Department of State Treasurer
Wilson is a Real Estate Investment Analyst at the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer. His responsibilities include assisting with the underwriting and due diligence of new commitments, monitoring existing investments, and performing portfolio analysis. Prior to joining NCDST, he worked as an Assistant Vice President at Credit Suisse. Wilson received a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has successfully passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst Program.