Lauryn Agnew
Team Leader

With nearly three decades of experience in developing and implementing strategies in the institutional investment industry, Lauryn Agnew serves as a resource to non-profit organizations for investment consulting services and provides fiduciary education and trustee training for public fund and non-profit board and committee members. Lauryn Agnew leads the Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative in developing customized model portfolios across all asset classes for mission alignment under fiduciary standards of due diligence and performance expectations.

Ian Galloway
Advisory Board Member

Ian Galloway is a senior research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is the author of “Peer-to-Peer Lending and Community Development Finance” and “Charter School Tax Credit: Investing in Human Capital” and and was a contributing editor of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities: Essays on People, Place, and Purpose (2012). Ian holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Colgate University.


Chad Spitler
Advisory Board Member

Chad Spitler is the Global Chief Operating Officer for BlackRock’s Corporate Governance; Responsible Investment team within the Portfolio Management Group and is responsible for the daily operations of the team worldwide and strategic planning. Chad’s service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, Chad last managed the Americas proxy voting team, responsible for analyzing and voting proxies, and engaging with the corporations of which BGI was a

Ben Thornley
Advisory Board Member

Ben Thornley is the Director of Insight at Pacific Community Ventures’ thought leadership practice in high-impact investing. Ben is responsible for PCV’s policy research and social performance measurement initiatives, advising some of the country’s most prominent institutional investors and philanthropic foundations. Prior to joining Insight, Ben worked for over a decade in the public, for-profit, and non-profit sectors – always with a focus on the critical role of the financial services sector in economic development.