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Please Join WIIIN Virtually for our Annual Luncheon & Industry Discussion On
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
September 24, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ms. Jessica Yellin, former White House Correspondent
Jessica Yellin is a political journalist whose award-winning career includes reporting for CNN, ABC, and MSNBC. At CNN she covered the White House, Capitol Hill, and domestic politics. Her work was featured prominently in the last three campaign cycles and her documentary on President Obama aired throughout the 2012 election. Her novel, Savage News, is set to be published in April 2019.
As CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Yellin interviewed President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, and has conducted interviews with Presidents Bill Clinton, George H. W.Bush and first lady Laura Bush among others. Yellin provided extensive coverage from the battleground states during the 2008 and 2010 elections and has reported from around the globe including Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. In Washington, Yellin covered significant policy debates including the push to reform the financial regulatory system. In 2010 she won a Gracie Award for her reporting on the intersection of women and politics.
Prior to CNN, Yellin was a White House correspondent for ABC News and an overnight anchor and correspondent for MSNBC. As a general assignment reporter for WTVT-TV she reported on the 2000 Florida recount in Tallahasee. She began her broadcast career in 1998 as a general assignment reporter for Orlando’s 24-hour cable news channel, Central Florida News 13. In 1999, she was named morning anchor.
Yellin graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and graduated from the Westlake School for Girls. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Ms. Lisa Mazzocco, Chief Investment Officer of University of Southern California
Lisa Mazzocco was named USC’s first chief investment officer effective April 18, 2011. Reporting directly to the president and working closely with the university’s chief financial officer and the investment committee of the USC Board of Trustees, Mazzocco is charged with building a staff that will bolster the investment function of USC’s endowment in support of the university’s academic aspirations. She also advises the investment and finance committees of the USC Board of Trustees with respect to endowment performance, and chairs the university’s retirement oversight committee.
Before joining USC, Mazzocco was chief investment officer for the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), where she had worked since 1992. At LACERA, she was responsible for asset allocation of a $31 billion pension fund, working with the association’s Board of Investments to develop implementation plans for its investment strategies.
She previously served as a senior analyst at Security Pacific National Bank, and began her career at Wilshire Associates.
Mazzocco holds an MBA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.
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