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Michael Brakebill
CIO, Tennessee Department of Treasury

Michael Brakebill is Chief Investment Officer for the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, and he manages a diverse pool of portfolios with combined assets of over $100 billion.  Michael began his career as a Petroleum Engineer for Mobil Oil in Midland, Texas.  and he enjoyed a brief stint as a defense electronics engineer with Honeywell, before beginning his investment career with Wilshire Associates in 1987.  After graduate school, he managed equity portfolios for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas from 1994 to 2007 where he eventually led their $50 billion equity portfolio.

The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System was recognized by Money Management Intelligence as the Large Public Pension Plan of the Year in 2012.  TCRS received the Best Public Pension Plan Award for 2015 and Institutional Investor awarded the plan a Good Governance Award for 2015.

Mr. Brakebill joined the TVA Retirement Fund as an Investment Committee Member in 2011 and also joined the TVA Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Fund as an Investment Committee member in 2012.

Michael completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  He was awarded his CFA charter in 1997 and his CAIA charter in 2012.