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New Jersey names new head of private equity

The New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Division of Investment has appointed Dana Johns as its new head of private equity with immediate effect. Johns was previously a member of the PE team at the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.

Johns has more than 20 years of experience investing and managing multi-billion dollar global portfolios of institutional alternative investment assets. 

She is board chair of the Private Equity Women Investor Network and a member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council, Academy for Institutional Investors Editorial Committee, AIF Women’s Leadership Steering Committee, and the SEO Alternative Investments Limited Partner Advisory Council.

Johns has both a BA in Comparative Literature from Indiana University Bloomington, and a BS in Computer Info Systems from Stevenson University. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a Master’s in Finance while working full time as an Associate at Camden Private Capital, a private equity fund of funds.

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