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David Branigan
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Branigan is the Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Investment Management at Penn State University, where he is responsible for managing the endowment fund and planned giving assets. A Certified Public Accountant, Branigan has been part of Penn State’s finance administration for over 30 years. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. for two years. He is on the Board of Directors of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania and serves as treasurer of the Penn State Research Foundation. Branigan is a member of the Investment Committee of the Centre County Community Foundation. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State.



John Pomeroy II, CFA
Chief Investment Officer /
Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Pomeroy became the Chief Investment Officer, Office of Investment Management at Penn State University in 2001. Previously, he was portfolio and product manager for Trinity Investment Management Corporation since 1989. Prior to that he was Vice President and Trust Investment Officer for Mellon Bank Corporation. John has been associated with the investment industry since 1972 and is a CFA Charterholder. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Psychology from Bowling Green State University and an M.A. in Urban Economics from the University of Akron.


Angelique Sellers, CFA
Sr. Director, Portfolio Management


Ms. Sellers joined the Office of Investment Management at Penn State University in 2011.  Previously, she was co-chief investment officer of Anchor Point Capital LLC,  an investment management firm providing hedge fund of funds solutions to institutional clients.  Ms. Sellers also worked as an investment officer with John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Ms.  Sellers holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages from Moscow State Linguistic University, she is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA institute.


Sonali Dalal, CFA
Senior Director, Investment Strategy & Research


Ms. Dalal is the Director, Investment Strategy and Research, she joined the Office of Investment Management at Penn State University in 2003. Previously, she worked as a manager with the Overseas Investment Finance Group at the Export & Import Bank of India. Sonali is a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent), holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Bombay University, and received her MBA in Finance from Penn State University. Sonali is also a CFA Charterholder.


Michele Spangler
Director, Investment Operations


Ying Tang Hosler, CFA
Director, Portfolio Management


Ms. Ying Tang Hosler joined the Office of Investment Management in 2008. Her primary responsibility is in the investment and management of marketable portfolios including equity, fixed income and hedge funds. Previously, she worked as a Finance Manager with United Technologies Corporation and as an analyst with GE Capital. Ying received her MBA in Finance & Investment from the School of Managment, Yale University in 2006, and a M.A. degree in Economics from Beijing University, China in 2001. Ying is also a CFA Charterholder.



Sharon Lucas
Data Systems Manager


Ms. Lucas is the Data Systems Manager for the Office of Investment Management at Penn State University, she joined our office in 2003. Sharon holds an Associates degree in Computer Information Systems. She manages a wide range of projects and serves as administrator of multiple internal and external databases, websites, and specialized software packages. Sharon also heads various project teams regarding record preservation and disaster recovery.


Pamela Nisewonger
Administrative Support Coordinator


Ms. Nisewonger joined the Office of Investment Management in 2010. Pam holds dual Associates degrees in Business Management and Accounting. Pam is the first point of contact for the office, and fulfills the clerical support needs of the Investment staff.


Karen Hulett
Financial Manager


Ms. Hulett joined the Office of Investment Management in 2008. Karen has an Associates degree in Accounting & Business Administration. Karen is instrumental in the day to day accounting and reconciliation of investment fund data. She is responsible for updates of multiple databases which are vital to several offices within the Finance & Business unit.



Dolores Rittenhouse
Administrative Support Professional


Ms. Rittenhouse joined the Office of Investment Management in January 2014. Dolores has an Associates Degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining the OIM she spent ten years as a secretary at the Park Forest Middle School. Dolores provides key reception and clerical support to the OIM.


Kurt Westley
Administrative Support Professional


Mr. Westley joined the Office of Investment Management in 2015.  He previously worked in the Office of Gift Planning and the Office of the Bursar.  Prior to joining PSU, he worked for Keystone Financial/M & T Bank’s Trust Operations Division and the Omega Financial Corporation/First National Bank’s Operations Division. 

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