October 26, 2017
The Trailblazer Dinner is a high point of WIP’s annual calendar of events. Each year we focus on women who inspire us in achieving personal and professional excellence.
2017 Distinguished Woman Investment Professional Award Recipient
SABRINA BAILEY Global Head of Defined Contribution Solutions Northern Trust Asset Management
Sabrina Bailey is the Global Head of the Defined Contribution Solutions with responsibility for the development and deployment of Northern Trust’s defined contribution strategy globally. In this role she leads the talents and resources of the defined contribution solutions team, partnering with the distribution and client service teams to ensure clients have access to the defined contribution expertise and services they need.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Sabrina served as the US Defined Contribution Segment Leader for Mercer Investments. In her role, she was responsible for building Mercer Investments DC business through the deployment of innovative solutions and intellectual capital to consultants, clients and the market. Additionally, she provided investment consulting services to some of Mercer’s largest retirement plan clients and served as DC Strategy Committee chair. Prior to her role at Mercer, Sabrina held the Seattle Office Leader position for Towers Watson Investments as well as providing investment consulting services to corporate, nonprofit and governmental sponsors of retirement plans. Prior to joining Towers Watson, Sabrina held investment consulting and manager research positions at RogersCasey and Arnerich Massena & Associates in Portland, Oregon.
Sabrina received her B.A. in Business Economics and Management and her M.B.A. in Organizational Leadership from George Fox University. She is an acting member of Pension & Investments DC West 2015 Conference Advisory Board and is a member of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association, serving on both the Editorial Review Board and the Investment Policy Committee.
Kathleen Gallagher, Former Chief Investment Officer - Benefit Plans, Ford Motor Company
Kathleen most recently had investment responsibility for approximately $66 billion in Ford Motor Company global retirement assets, including the $41 billion U.S. pension fund, the sixth largest corporate Defined Benefit plan in the U.S. Her oversight encompassed more than 68 DB and 65 DC plans across more than 32 countries where Ford does business.
Kathleen was a key architect of Ford’s highly successful pension de-risking strategy, which provided retirement security for Ford’s nearly half-million pension participants worldwide, while strengthening the balance sheet and risk profile of the parent company. Her prior positions at Ford included Global Risk Management Director,
Finance VP for Ford Australia, and Controller - North American Engine Operations. She joined Ford Motor Company in 1985 and retired at year-end 2016.
In 2016, Kathleen received the Corporate Plan Sponsor Investment Management award from Institutional Investor. She also is a past Alexander Hamilton award recipient from Treasury & Risk. She serves on the board of Legal & General
Investment Management America, Inc.
Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with high distinction, from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.