CCF Investment Committee
Our investment philosophy is implemented by our Investment Committee, which oversees asset allocation and diversification, risk management, manager selection, and faith-consistent investing. That strategy is implemented by CCF Director of Professional Outreach and Investments Mike Ricci and CCF staff — with information and field guidance from our investment consultant at LCG Associates, Inc.
John C. Beuerlein*
Executive Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor, Pohlad Companies
Gerald D. Brennan
Director, Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.
Julie Gerend, Chair*
Sales Director, Wells Capital Management
Director of Research, Envoi, LLC
George C. Lang*
Retired President, Overlook Realty Investment Advisors, LLC
Thomas J. Mertens, ex officio*
CFO, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Marie C. Pillai*
Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Treasurer, General Mills
Vice President and Client Portfolio Manager, Securian Asset Management
*Denotes CCF Board Member
CCF Investment Team Members
Michael A. Ricci, CFP®, CAP®
Director – Professional Outreach & Investments
Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota
With 20+ years of experience in portfolio management, Mike Ricci collaborates with the Foundation’s Investment Committee to execute and maintain the long-term investment strategy needed to manage assets in perpetuity. He also cultivates awareness of CCF and its work with wealth managers, accountants, bankers, and attorneys.
Prior to joining CCF, Mike was the principal and partner of a half billion dollar wealth management firm in Minneapolis, where he served more than 180 clients.
Scott M. Freeman
Senior Vice President and Principal
LCG Associates, Inc.
LCG Associates, Inc. has served as the Catholic Community Foundation’s investment consultant since 2007. The Atlanta-based firm is an employee-based company that manages $70+ billion in assets for more than 90 clients across sectors including foundations, higher education, healthcare and more.
Scott M. Freeman is Senior Vice President and Principal, LCG Associates, Inc. and serves as the Foundation’s primary liaison.
As LCG’s Dallas Practice Leader, Freeman is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and the senior-level Investment Committee that conducts capital market research and reviews strategy for all clients. Scott has over 28 years of finance and investment experience, the past 23 with LCG Associates. Scott earned his business degree from the University of Notre Dame.