Elissa Sangster serves as Executive Director for the Forté Foundation and brings to the role extensive knowledge of issues affecting women’s abilities to seek, prepare for and attain business leadership positions, drawn from her prior experience as Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Elissa received her MBA and her B.A. in English from Texas A&M University, where she was the Assistant Director of the MBA Program until 1997.
She is past Chair of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Annual Industry Conference and formerly served as chair of the MBA Student Services Professionals (MBA SSP). Elissa enjoys reading, running, cooking, and Aggie football. She lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Jeremy, and their daughter, Anna Leigh.
Ms. Cantrill is an executive vice president and the head of public policy for PIMCO. In this capacity, she helps coordinate the firm’s response to public policy issues and analyzes policy and political events for the firm’s Investment Committee. She is also a member of the firm’s Americas Portfolio Committee. Additionally, she is the co-head of PIMCO’s New York Office and is a founding member of PIMCO Parents, an initiative focused on supporting parents and families at PIMCO, and PIMCO Women, whose mission is to attract, retain, and develop women at PIMCO. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2007, she served as a legislative aide to a member of Congress, where she focused on fiscal and economic policy, and she also worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley. She has 14 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and received her undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University. She is a CFA charterholder.
Marjie is an educator, social worker and workplace diversity specialist.
She has spent the past ten years managing program development in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Marjie worked at Goldman Sachs as a graduate and undergraduate recruiter and diversity specialist. She focused on recruiting, training, promotion and retention efforts to increase diversity at all levels of the firm. Marjie also served as the Program Coordinator for Freedom Institute in New York City, leading health and wellness workshops, as well as coordinating programming with over sixty independent schools in New York City.
Marjie holds a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College and received her B.S. from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. She lives in New Jersey with her family.
Ms. Chang is a campus recruiter in the New York office, focusing on undergraduate recruiting across PIMCO’s global businesses. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2013, she was a senior assistant auditor at Deloitte and Touche, and more recently, served as an assistant director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Southern California. She has four years of human resources experience and holds undergraduate degrees in business administration and accounting from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting.
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