Ellen Griggs joined the Trillium Asset Management Board in January, 2019. Ellen also serves as director of E. Ritter & Company, a family-owned Agribusiness and Telecommunications company where she serves on the Compensation and Governance Committees; as an independent director for Evanston Capital Management Board, an alternative investment management firm, where she sits on all board committees; and as Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Investment and Nominating/Governance Committees of Market Street Trust Company, a New York State private trust company. She served on the Advisory Board of InvestorForce, Inc., an MSCI company, from 2012-2014. Ellen is also a member of the Board of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, where she chairs the Investment Committee, and a member of the New England Aquarium Board of Overseers Executive Committee.
Ellen has extensive investment, portfolio strategy, and global management ability. In her prior roles as Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Partner of NEPC, LLC, an independent, full-service investment consulting firm, assets under advisement grew from $300 billion to $600 billion, and led NEPC in a total company rebranding initiative, fusing innovation and strategic intent to create a platform and protocol that ensured an enduring brand identity. While at NEPC, Ellen chaired the Board and Executive Committee of the Independent Consultants Cooperative (ICC) comprised of 12 independent investment consulting firms in conjunction with State Street Bank totaling $2.5 trillion in assets. In this role she revitalized ICC Board governance and spearheaded an aggressive strategic planning process.
Previously, Ellen was a Senior Vice President and Partner at Strong Capital Management, a Managing Director and CIO at Paine Webber Mutual Funds and Vice President, Investment Management Group at Bankers Trust Company.