Chief Investment Officer
Collette joined Williams College in October 2006. Prior to joining Williams, Collette was President and Chief Investment Officer at Lucent Asset Management Corporation from 1998 to 2006. While at Lucent, Collette was responsible for the investment and oversight of approximately $40 billion in pension and retirement savings assets for the company. From 1996 to 1998, she served as Chief Investment Officer of the $30 billion Pension Reserves Investment Management (“PRIM”) Board, which invests the assets of the public employees’ and teachers’ retirement systems in Massachusetts. She held a similar position with the Massachusetts State Teachers and Employees Retirement Systems (“MASTERS”) Trust from 1993 until PRIM and MASTERS merged in 1996. Prior to 1993, she was in investment banking with the First National Bank of Boston and Citicorp Investment Bank. Collette received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Economy of Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 and a Masters of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1986.