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John Hershey

Director of Investments
Oregon State Treasury


As the Director of Alternative Investments, John is responsible for all alternative asset classes including: private equity, real estate, private credit, and alternative investments, totaling over $30 billion of assets. Prior to assuming this role in 2014, Mr. Hershey was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Alternatives Portfolio and Opportunity Portfolio for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF). With assets of approximately $75 billion, OPERF was recently ranked as one of the 25 largest pension funds in the U.S. Before joining Oregon State Treasury in February 2008, Mr. Hershey was a venture capitalist and a technology investment banker. John has a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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16290 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Tigard Oregon 97224
United States