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Tom Tull
Former CIO, Employees' Retirement System of Texas

Tom Tull, CFA, with 40+ years of investment experience in both private and public capital markets was the Chief Investment Officer at the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) where he managed a $36 billion Trust.  While at ERS Mr. Tull has been involved with over 200 completed investment transactions totaling $13 billion encompassing private equity, private real estate, global credit, hedge funds and special situations.

Previously, he was a founding partner of Gulfstream Global Investors, Ltd., an SEC-registered investment adviser specializing in international equity management that was sold to West LB of Germany in January 2001.

Mr. Tull is the former Director - Employee Benefit Fund Investments for The LTV Corporation and also served as President of Western Reserve Capital Management, Inc., the pension asset management subsidiary of The LTV Corporation. In this capacity, he was responsible for the investment of a $1.2 billion retirement trust. This responsibility included the management of a $90 million international equity portfolio and the management of outside investment manager relationships.

Prior to joining LTV in February 1983, Mr. Tull served for seven years as Director - Pension Investments of The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. He managed an in-house pension fund, introduced international

investing and other diversification policies and performed a variety of corporate duties including corporate acquisitions. His investment career began in 1971.

He also served a three-year term as member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  FINRA is the largest independent regulator of securities firms doing business in the United States.

Mr. Tull received a B.S. in Finance from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from Xavier University, and is a CFA® Charterholder. He also is an Advisory Board Member of a variety of organizations such as The Dallas CFA Society, The Long Center Endowment, and The Dallas Police & Fire Pension. Mr. Tull is a U.S. Army veteran with service time in both Korea and Vietnam.