The Willamette Weekly recently published a long-form profile of IWF Oregon member Rukaiyah Adams, chief investment officer at the Meyer Memorial Trust. The story traces Rukaiyah’s roots as a Portland native through her ascent as a leader on Wall Street, and eventual return to her native city, where she is reshaping public and private sectors through trans-formative leadership.
“She’s a lethal combination of independence and brilliance,” said Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, quoted for the piece.
Her professional journey began at Skadden Arps in San Francisco, known as one of the most powerful law firms on Wall Street. She left the legal profession to get an MBA from Stanford. She has chosen to combine her fierce commitment to her beliefs with a knack for finding public sector solutions to social problems, She oversees investments for the trust, which distributes $35 million in grants per year.
Don’t miss this fascinating profile of Rukaiyah here.
And learn more about Rukaiyah at her page on the Meyer Memorial Trust website here.
Photo cr. Meyer Memorial Trust