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John Lisko


John Lisko was most recently the chief of staff and chief investment officer for the Pennsylvania State Treasurer, an independent elected official that serves as the custodian for nearly $100 billion in public assets. In this role, John oversaw a $48.6 million annual budget and day-to-day operations for the four hundred-employee organization.

In his role as chief investment officer, John was the senior investment professional responsible for the management of $12 billion in Treasury investment pools. Additionally, he served as the designee for the state treasurer, a voting ex-officio trustee, on the investment boards of three state retirement systems and three Insurance Department-related funds, which have a net asset value of more than $80 billion.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

John earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in finance and he graduated from Temple University, magna cum laude, with a dual major in history and education. He was born in Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife.

A member of Class 17, John served his fellowship at the Pennsylvania Treasury under the mentorship of State Treasurer Rob McCord, a former venture capitalist.