Paula B. Pretlow

Board Member; Former Senior Vice President, The Capital Group
San Francisco, CA

PretlowPaula B. Pretlow is a former Senior Vice President of The Capital Group, a $1.4 trillion dollar privately held investment management firm. While there, she headed up the firm’s public fund business development and client relationship group and was also responsible for large client relationships.

Prior to joining Capital in 1999, Paula worked with Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock) and Montgomery Asset Management. Her investment industry experience also includes fixed-income sales with Credit Suisse and time as a portfolio engineer with AXA/Rosenberg, a quantitative investment management firm. She began her career as a corporate banking officer at Wells Fargo Bank.

Paula is passionately and actively involved on several boards including: The Kresge Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony and her synagogue, Congregation Emanu-El. Most recently, she was elected to the board of Northwestern University, her alma mater, where she is also on the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors and was the convocation keynote speaker to the Weinberg College Class of 2016. Paula is a recipient of the Aiming High Award from Legal Momentum, the nation’s oldest legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. She will be recognized this year in her hometown, where she will receive the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award.

Ms. Pretlow received her BA in Political Science and MBA, both from Northwestern University. She is the proud mother of two young adults, Neil and Alison, and mother-in-law of Tanya. She loves travel to developing countries, music, theatre, urban hiking, and the list goes on.