Sam Spencer, CAIA

Board Member, President

Sam is an Investment Officer for the Oregon State Treasury, covering the Real Estate Portfolio of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF). She is involved in the day-to-day management of the $9 billion Real Estate Portfolio, including conducting diligence on new investment opportunities as well as providing oversight of the portfolio’s various limited partnerships, separate accounts, and joint ventures. Before joining OST, Ms. Spencer was a Senior Manager Research Analyst at Pension Consulting Alliance (PCA) covering real estate, timberland, and agriculture asset classes. Ms. Spencer received her B.A. in Economics and International Business from Whitworth University, graduating magna cum laude. She also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a member of the CAIA Association. In addition to serving on the board of the Portland Alternative Investment Association, she is an active member of the Portland Women in Investment Management.