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Shanelle Brown named a new director of investments

Contact: Javon Dobbs, communications manager

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.– The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announces the selection of Shanelle Brown as a director of investments for the foundation.

She joined the foundation on June 21, 2021, reporting to vice president & chief investment officer, Carlos Rangel. In this role, Brown will be responsible for investment strategy, and portfolio and investment management, specializing in public equities.

“We are thrilled to have Shanelle as part of the foundation’s investments team,” says Rangel. “She comes to us with significant expertise and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our field. Shanelle will be instrumental in our pursuit of excess returns on behalf of the foundation.”

Prior to joining the foundation, Brown spent six years at Exelon Corporation in Illinois where she most recently served as the chief of staff to the chief financial officer. Prior to this role, she oversaw $18 billion in public equity investments as a senior portfolio manager with the Exelon Investment Office. During her tenure, Brown was the lead for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including the Exelon Women and Minority Manager Program to increase diverse manager representation within the company’s investment portfolio. Before joining Exelon, Brown worked for more than 8 years at U.S. Trust where she held several positions including portfolio manager for high net worth-individuals and families. She also worked for Citibank as a client financial analyst in San Francisco from 2004 to 2006.

Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a chartered financial analyst and certified financial planner.

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