Jonathan D. Hook
Jonathan Hook recently retired as the first Chief Investment Officer for three separate organizations in late 2022. The most recent was The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation of Owings Mills, Maryland in May 2014. He was responsible for managing the foundation’s investment portfolio of $3.4 Billion, and the first internal investment team at the foundation. The foundation, headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, is one of the largest private foundations in the United States. Its’ sole purpose is to assist low- income and vulnerable individuals and families through nonprofit grants to direct-service providers and programs.
Prior to joining the Weinberg Foundation, Hook was the first Chief Investment Officer at two separate universities, Ohio State University and Baylor University. In each case, he created and managed the university’s Office of Investments to manage the long-term investment pool which included its endowment funds. He was responsible for asset allocation policies, building an investment team, and charting a new path for the institutional capital of each school. As a result of his efforts, he has been nominated for and honored several times with industry awards.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hook has been an active fundraiser for many charitable and civic organizations. He now serves on several Boards working with various firms in the investment business. He graduated from Willamette University with a B.S. in Economics and Sociology and from Baylor University with his M.B.A. in Finance.