Mary Ruth Newman is President and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of WIIIN. Mary Ruth is also a member of WIIIN’s Programming and D&I Committees.  

Mary Ruth is a Senior Vice President at Cohen & Steers Capital Management where she leads west coast consultant relations.  She is a member of the firm's Corporate Responsibility Committee, D&I Subcommittee and sits on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Exchange, an employee resource group. Prior to joining Cohen & Steers, Mary Ruth worked at Wells Capital Management in a similar role.  

Previously, Mary Ruth lived and worked overseas for fourteen years, first in Hong Kong as VP and Assistant General Manager of Corestates Bank HK Branch (later First Union) where she led business development with foreign financial institutions in HK and surrounding countries. From there she moved to London with First Union National Bank (later Wachovia) where she led the Financial Institutions Group for Northern Europe and helped launch the bank's European Debt Capital Markets business.  

Mary Ruth has a BA from Earlham College and the Sorbonne and tries to maintain her fluency in French.  She currently holds Series 3, Series 7 and Series 63 FINRA Certifications. Additionally, she is a member of the investment committee for the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation.   She lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband and two kids. In her free time, she enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, and spending time in the mountains.  Mary Ruth also enjoys supporting her son’s mountain biking passion and her daughter’s equestrian pursuits.

Mary Ruth can be reached at

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