Paula Pretlow a former senior vice president of The Capital Group, was unanimously approved to join the board of directors of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Pretlow has built a career helping company leaders maximize shareholder and stakeholder value, negotiating hundreds of millions in revenue across her career. As a consultative thought partner, growth driver and management executive, she brings a unique blend of strategy, sales planning, and team development to her work.
While at The Capital Group, she headed the firm’s public fund business development and client relationship group and was also responsible for large client relationships. Prior to joining Capital in 1999, Pretlow worked with Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock). She began her career as a corporate banking officer at Wells Fargo Bank.
Pretlow is passionately and actively involved on non-profit and foundation boards including: The Kresge Foundation; Northwestern University, her alma mater; the San Francisco Symphony; and her synagogue, Congregation Emanu-El, of San Francisco. In the private sector, she serves as an independent trustee on the board of an investment fund.
Pretlow holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Northwestern University and an MBA in finance and economics from the university’s Kellogg School of Management. She is a 2017 fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute, a yearlong residential program drawing on the university’s wealth of innovation and knowledge to create new pathways for its selectively chosen participants.
Pretlow has been recognized with The Women’s Legal Defense & Education Fund’s Aiming High Award, and in 2016, The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools’ Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award. In 2016, she was the convocation speaker for Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, and an “In the Lead” speaker for Groundbreakers: Women in Leadership Summit, where she shared the program with Gloria Steinem and Ali Wentworth.
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