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Rhode Island General Treasurer, Gina Raimondo

Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, first elected in November 2010, is focused on providing exceptional performance-based results. During her administration, Treasury has made innovative improvements, and is operating better and faster for all Rhode Islanders.

Raimondo’s most-noted accomplishment to-date is working with various stakeholders including the Rhode Island General Assembly to redesign Rhode Island’s state-administered public employee pension system. Following a fact-based and transparent process, with countless conversations and meetings across the state, the General Assembly in November 2011, passed her top policy priority, the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act.

Raimondo’s leadership extends beyond the passage of comprehensive pension reform. Under her guidance, Treasury continues to find creative ways to invest in Rhode Island’s future and improve operations:

To learn more about these initiatives and others, read State of the Treasury

CAREER

Prior to being elected, Raimondo worked for a decade as co-founder and general partner of Point Judith Capital, a venture capital firm. She has also served as the senior vice president of fund development at Village Ventures. A firm believer in innovation, Raimondo was involved in dozens of successful start-up companies, primarily in the health care industry.

Prior to joining Village Ventures, she clerked for US District Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Raimondo serves as vice chair of the Board of Directors of Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s largest homeless services organization, where she played a key role in launching a new shelter for women. She was also a trustee at Women and Infants Hospital and Chair of its Quality Committee prior to stepping down in 2011. She has previously served on the boards of LaSalle Academy and Family Service of Rhode Island.

PERSONAL

Born May 17, 1971, Raimondo is a native of Smithfield, Rhode Island. She is a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Harvard University and Yale Law School, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. She resides in Providence with her husband, and two young children.

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