Carolyn Smith


Carolyn’s career in investment consulting began in 1987, and she joined NEPC in 2006. Carolyn has extensive experience working with large institutional clients. She has a specialty in defined benefit and defined contribution plans working with them on plan design, investment and governance issues. She is a member of the Small Cap Equity Advisory Group, Due Diligence, Diverse Manager Committee and Women’s Leadership Forum.

Carolyn’s experience includes twelve years as a director and senior consultant with Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting working with a broad array of clients. She also had management responsibilities for the U.S. Western Region for five of her twelve years at Watson Wyatt. Prior to Watson Wyatt, Carolyn was a senior consultant at Callan Associates, Inc. working with the firm’s foundation, endowment, corporate and public fund clients.

Carolyn received a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Utah. She currently chairs the investment committee for a San Francisco Bay Area not-for-profit overseeing multiple operating reserve accounts, a foundation and 403(b) plan.

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