Jon K. Speare, has over twenty-five years experience in institutional financial services emphasizing investment and treasury management. Prior to joining Commonfund in 1996, Jon was with MAS Funds overseeing Client Service Administration, and CoreStates Bank, developing and marketing cash management services to the Education industry. Jon has been a faculty member of NACUBO Professional Development, College Business Management Institute (CBMI), and the Association for Financial Professionals. He has also written articles/white papers for Robert Morris Associates, NACUBO and the Association for Financial Professionals. He served as co-author for the treasury management chapter of NACUBO′s handbook for higher education business officers (CUBA, Sixth Edition). He is a founder and Executive Director of The Treasury Institute for Higher Education, a past trustee of the Crozer Keystone Health System, and a past Finance Committee member of the Chester Community Improvement Project. Jon has a B.A. from The Colorado College and a M.B.A. from Villanova University.