LEADERS IN INNOVATION AND
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation has assembled an experienced, knowledgeable, and diverse executive team to ensure that APFC’s strategic directives are developed and implemented in accordance with our mission and vision. APFC’s executive team is unified in their commitment to promoting and adhering to the principles of transparency, accountability and prudent investment practices in the management of the Alaska Permanent Fund.
Angela M. Rodell serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, having been selected in October of 2015 by the Corporation’s Board of Trustees. As the CEO, Ms. Rodell is leading the Corporation at a pivotal time in history as it continues to emerge as a revenue generating center for the State of Alaska.
Angela also served on APFC’s Board of Trustees as a cabinet member, having been appointed Commissioner of the Department of Revenue in August 2013 by Governor Sean Parnell. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Commissioner Rodell enjoyed the oversight role in working with the divisions and 900 employees within Revenue, and participated as a member of several boards, including the Alaska Retirement Management Board, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Board, the Alaska State Bond Committee and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, among others.
Ms. Rodell first joined the State of Alaska in September, 2011, as State Treasurer and Deputy Commissioner over Revenue's Treasury Division, Permanent Fund Dividend Division and the Child Support Services Division. Formerly, she served as financial advisor to more than $30 billion of transactions for state and state authorities in more than nine states, including Alaska. Transactions included general obligation, pension obligation, public power, tobacco securitization, affordable housing, and toll road and transportation financing. Prior to becoming a financial advisor, Angela served as the finance officer to Kentucky Housing Corporation.
Ms. Rodell has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
Marcus Frampton, CFA, CAIA is currently serving as the Acting Chief Investment Officer of the Alaska Permanent Fund. Mr. Frampton has been with APFC since 2012 and is the Director of Investments, Real Assets & Absolute Return.
Prior to joining APFC, Marcus held diverse roles ranging from investment banking (Lehman Brothers), private equity (PCG Capital Partners), and as an executive of a private equity backed portfolio company (LPL Financial).
Mr. Frampton holds a BA in Business-Economics with a minor in Accounting from UCLA.
Valerie Mertz is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Alaska Permanent Fund. As CFO, Ms. Mertz oversees the portfolio and corporate accounting functions; financial, performance and compliance reporting; middle office trade support; and the custodial relationships for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
Valerie first joined APFC in 1993 from the Audit Division of Arthur Andersen. In 2002, she left the corporation to open her own business which provided accounting and controller-consulting services to non-profits and small businesses in Juneau. She returned to APFC in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Mertz holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Economics from New Mexico State University. She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Alaska since 1995.
Robin Mason is the Chief Operating Officer for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Robin is responsible for APFC’s Administrative and InfoTech teams implementing current virtualization, security, and telecommunications strategies. Robin is focused on the long-term technology vision to support APFC’s implementation of our strategic plan and deliverables.
Robin joined APFC’s team in 2015 from the private sector where she worked for Resource Data Inc. as a contractor. Prior to this Robin worked in Information Technology for VLSI later Philips Semi-Conductor and NXP in Phoenix, AZ and San Jose, CA, specializing in LAN/WAN technology and management.
Ms. Mason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northern Arizona University. She is a licensed Microsoft MCSE and holds many Information Technology trade certifications.
Chris Poag serves as General Counsel for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Chris joined APFC in 2014 from the State of Alaska Department of Law where he had been providing legal advice since 2004 to various state agencies, including the Department of Revenue and the Office of the Governor.
Mr. Poag graduating from Wayne State University Law School in 1997 and moved to Ketchikan, Alaska for a clerkship with Superior Court Judge Michael Thompson. After quickly falling in love with Alaska, Chris passed the Alaska Bar Exam and joined a small law firm in Ketchikan where he was a criminal defense lawyer and contract public defender. Fishing, hiking, kayaking, and skiing with his family are his passions when he is not practicing law.