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Allison Bennington, Partner and General Counsel, ValueAct Capital
ALLISON A. BENNINGTON is the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and a Partner of ValueAct Capital. Prior to joining ValueAct Capital in April 2004, Mrs. Bennington was the General Counsel of Atriax, Ltd. ("Atriax"), a joint venture of Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citibank and Reuters. Prior to joining Atriax, Mrs. Bennington was a Managing Director of Robertson Stephens, a full service investment bank, where she ran the Legal Department. Mrs. Bennington was previously a Partner in the London office of Brobeck Hale and Dorr International. Mrs. Bennington is a director of Seitel Inc. and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School. She has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
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Sean Bill, Investment Program Manager, Santa Clara County Transportation Authority
Sean Bill is the Investment Program Manager at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). He is responsible for the oversight and management of the agency’s cash management programs and public fund investment activities, which includes serving as the Chief Investment Officer of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 265 Pension Plan. Sean also serves as a Trustee for the City of San Jose’s Police and Fire Department Retirement Plan. He was appointed to a four year term by the City Council and Mayor Chuck Reed in an effort to improve Board governance and the plan’s investment returns; he is a member of both the Audit and Investment Committees. Prior to entering public service Sean spent 15 years as a trader, research analyst and portfolio manager at both traditional long-only and alternative asset managers. Sean is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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George Bonne, Director, Quantitative Research, Thomson Reuters
George Bonne, Ph.D., PRM, is Director of Quantitative Research at Thomson Reuters StarMine where he and his team of researchers create sophisticated quantitative models geared for equity and fixed income investment managers, risk managers, investment bankers, and corporations. Recent projects include creating novel equity alpha models, credit risk models, a tactical asset allocation model, creating better economic forecasts, and predicting corporate deals. Previously he was a quantitative research analyst at StarMine where he focused on creating innovative equity raking models. He came to StarMine from KLA-Tencor and Applied Materials where he analyzed large data sets to develop mathematical models of the performance of semiconductor equipment. George received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University and also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from UC Irvine and is also a certified Professional Risk Manager (PRM).
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