Paula Pretlow is the newest Trustee of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, beginning her term on January 1, 2018.
Ms. Pretlow has built a career helping company leaders maximize shareholder and stakeholder value—negotiating hundreds of millions in revenue across her career. She is a former Senior Vice President of The Capital Group, a $1.4 trillion privately held investment management firm. While there, she headed the firm’s public fund business development and client relationship group and was also responsible for large client relationships.
Ms. Pretlow is passionately and actively involved on nonprofit and foundation boards, including The Kresge Foundation; Northwestern University, her alma mater; 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.
She holds a B.A. in political science from Northwestern University and an MBA in finance and economics from the University’s Kellogg School of Management. She is a 2018 continuing fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute—a residential program drawing on the University’s wealth of innovation and knowledge to create new pathways for its selectively chosen participants.
Ms. 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.