Laura DeMarco, Partner and Director of Client Service, joined the firm in November 2007. She is responsible for servicing the firm’s existing clients and communicating timely insights on the firm’s investment strategies. Previously, Laura was a partner and one of the first employees of Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management where she spearheaded marketing and client service to public pension funds for 18 years. In addition to working with cities, counties and states nationwide, Laura served several large endowment, foundation, Taft-Hartley and private clients. She has also served on the boards and investment committees of the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Historical Society and YMCA of San Diego County. She was formerly an appointed member of the $8 billion San Diego County Employees Retirement Association for three years. Laura earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of San Diego where she served on the advisory board for USD’s School of Leadership and Educational Sciences. Laura has over 30 years of investment industry experience.